Joe Iconis ("Be More Chill") returns to Two River with this world premiere musical about love and rebellion among teenage girls in a 1960s juvie hall. More…
From the show:
"Joe Iconis is “…The Future of Musical Theater.” – The New York Times
A turbulent rock romance set in a 1960s Juvie Hall, Love in Hate Nation uses classic “bad girl” movies as the inspiration for the story of young people caught between eras of a changing America. Sixteen-year old Susannah Son is carted off to the National Reformatory for Girls to get her head put on straight. There she meets the aggressively incorrigible Sheila Nail, and a relationship forms which leads to an all-out “revolution in the institution” as they attempt to break out of the boxes society has created around them. Girl Group Wall of Sound harmonies are filtered through a punk rock spirit in this rebellious and romantic new musical.
See it if You are an Iconis completist , like girl groups, women's prison movies , and bright , young talent
Don't see it if You need male voices and intricate rhymes
See it if Joe Iconis tells another story about youth, but we can all relate; smart and sassy. Very talented cast.
Don't see it if Have to travel.
See it if you are an Iconis fan, want to see several stars in the making, or want to get some super catchy tunes stuck in your head
Don't see it if you don't like 60s cult films, you can't skip over a few slow points, or are put off by an all-girl (well, 95%) cast
See it if love, love Joe Iconis. Although this show doesn't have the same catchy tunes as his others, despite many reprises of several numbers.
Don't see it if want great acting/singing. Most of the cast feel like second choices. Plot points can be seen a mile away. The "revolution" in Act 2 drags
See it if your an Iconic fan/liked Be More Chill or B'way Bounty Hunter; are a fan of 60's girl group music, you enjoyed Hairspray or The Prom.
Don't see it if You don't like LGTBQ-friendly themes; you don't shows like Hairspray or The Prom.
See it if You enjoy 50s girl group music (the music seems to be inspired by it). You appreciate good singing.
Don't see it if You want a show that makes sense. There were a few side stories that weren't clear.
See it if You want to see a new musical that is outside the box, with a talented young cast and a lot of great songs!
Don't see it if You want a typical musical or do not like to see new shows.
See it if You enjoy LGBTQ shows, also beautiful songs.
Don't see it if You are looking for a more intricate, detailed storyline or you cannot deal with LGBTQ storylines
See it if To see a female cast for a change! Enjoy a quirky Joe Iconis show in progress. With more work it could be as funny as Cry Baby.
Don't see it if Girls jumping on the bed gets annoying after a while. Would like to see sha la la bop she bop choreography to go with the music.
See it if you are a fan of Joe Iconis' writing and want to see. a bunch of bad ass females rock the stage. Great songs, vocals, and a fun time!
Don't see it if You are looking for something perfect and done.
See it if you're a fan of Be More Chill. The singing and dancing are both fabulous. It will appeal especially to teens and LGBT audience members.
Don't see it if you're triggered by talk of ECT.
See it if Great acting and singing and very thought provoking
Don't see it if I thoroughly enjoyed it and can't think of any reason not to see it.t
See it if You like Joe Iconis' great music. You want to see a show with great vocals and a fun story. You like queer love stories and representation!
Don't see it if You're not a fan of girl groups.
See it if You like Motown-inspired music. You liked any of Joe Iconis’ other work. You don’t mind a little camp. You don’t mind an unsubtle message.
Don't see it if You didn’t like Joe Iconis’ other work. You’re not interested in shows about teenagers or queer girls. You want something more subtle.
See it if You like fluffy girl power musicals and don't mind that the stakes of it being set in juvie are not present in the script or songs
Don't see it if It will bother you to have a lack of stakes
See it if A must see for Joe Iconis fans! Teen drama and nostalgic tunes set the story for a talented cast to shine.
Don't see it if Not appropriate for young children...deals with sensitive social issues(i.e. suicide/sexuality)