LOVE IN HATE NATION: A NEW MUSICAL

LOVE IN HATE NATION: A NEW MUSICAL
Music, Lyrics, and Book by Joe Iconis • Directed by John Simpkins
FEBRUARY 13–24
PLAYHOUSE THEATRE


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ABOUT JOE ICONIS 
JOE ICONIS is a musical theater writer and a fixture on the New York cabaret scene. He has been nominated for two Drama Desk Awards, a Lucille Lortel Award, and is the recipient of an Ed Kleban Award, a Jonathan Larson Award, an ASCAP Harold Adamson Lyric Award, and a MAC John Wallowitch Songwriting Award. Joe’s songs appeared on Season 2 of NBC’s “Smash” and his writing has been featured in The New York Times and The Dramatist. He is the author of Broadway Bounty Hunter (Barrington Stage Company), Be More Chill (Two River Theater), The Black Suits (Center Theater Group), the rock and roll Spaghetti Western musical Bloodsong of Love (Ars Nova), ReWrite (Urban Stages), Theaterworks USA’s The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks and We The People. Albums: Be More Chill (Original Cast Recording), Things To Ruin (Original Cast Recording), and The Joe Iconis Rock and Roll Jamboree all available on Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records. Upcoming: The Hunter S. Thompson Musical for La Jolla Playhouse, and Love in Hate Nation, a comission from Penn State Musical Theatre.



A love story between two girls, set in an early 1960’s juvie hall. Taking musical cues from wall-of-sound Girl Group pop and Riot Grrrl rock and roll, the show tells the story of young people caught between eras of a changing America and their attempt to break out of the boxes society has created around them. This is the story of American rebels in the making on the verge of revolution!

Love in Hate Nation is the first project in a new musicals initiative in Penn State Musical Theatre. A writing team visits the junior musical theatre majors each spring – the students sing for the writers, get to know each other artistically, and the writers depart and write the first draft of a musical. They return throughout the students’ senior year to work on the development of the show, culminating in New York and State College performances. 

PURCHASE TICKETS


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Evenings: $20 • Preview/Matinee: $18.50 • Penn State Student (with valid PSU ID): $12.50

Opening Night Reception on the Playhouse Stage, Fri., Feb. 16: $30  (DOES NOT INCLUDE SHOW TICKET) (Includes pre-show hors d’ouevres and desserts. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; show begins at 7:30 p.m. Purchase show ticket separately.)

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