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PARKING PARTNERS

Articles by Ryan Walsh

Torrey Pines tells a trans-queer-punk, coming-of-age story, rich with ‘90s pop-culture references—everything from Star Trek to Nintendo—via a stop-motion animated film with a live band creating the soundtrack.  In honor of the show’s Boston appearance, we made our own stop-motion animation film about 90’s nostalgia. Enjoy! Comment below with what YOU remember about the 90’s!   — “View this gem the way it was meant to be seen – larger than life and accompanied by…

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  One of the defining characteristics of a Bedlam Theatre Company production is they often have four actors play every single role in the play. The results are pure mayhem, hilarity, and a frenetic, new energy brought to even the most well-known plays. Artistic director Eric Tucker admits that this feature of the group originated as a way to produce theatre on the cheap (“When you’re starting a company and you don’t have a lot…

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    Torrey Pines began as a song, penned by the band Your Heart Breaks and Kimya Dawson in 2007. It artfully describes Clyde Petersen’s own childhood, commemorating a life changing road trip and queer self-discovery, but the story began to outgrow the song and eventually blossomed into the quirky, punk, queer film sharing the same name. Yet the title track remains a quintessential component to the Torrey Pines multimedia experience, creating a symbiotic relationship…

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  It’s an animated film. It’s a live pop-rock band. It’s a queer, coming-of-age road trip like none other. It’s Torrey Pines. When audiences visit Torrey Pines at the Emerson Paramount Center in February, they’ll experience the entire soundtrack and sound effects created live by a three piece band and a talented foley artist, but the history of this show starts over a decade ago, when creator Clyde Petersen wrote an autobiographical piece of music about his…

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  Just South of Del Mar is Torrey Pines beach and state park, home to the Torrey Pine, a rare and beautiful tree that only grows on these sandy bluffs above the Pacific Ocean. The train tracks run parallel to the Pacific on nearby cliffs. As a child, I lived several blocks from Torrey Pines and often spent time there boogie boarding, throwing rocks at train cars and counting pelicans. Torrey Pines is a film…

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