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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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Thanks for joining us for Sulayman Al-Bassam Theatre’s production of In the Eruptive Mode. We are thrilled to have Sulayman Al-Bassam back in Boston with this timely piece. In case you missed it, you can find thoughts from the company on the piece here. In the Eruptive Mode is the coming to us following the power and complex conversations that happened around Kiss and Gardens Speak. We look forward to hearing your thoughts in the comments.

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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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  A young female actress from a minority Christian community who turns killer as her country spirals into horrific civil war. An American war correspondent, compelled to bear witness to the conflict, whose report becomes the narration of her own death and dismemberment. A prostitute, unwittingly ensnared in the opening cycles of civil unrest. In the Eruptive Mode, written and directed by celebrated Arab theatre-maker Sulayman Al-Bassam, brings the voices of the women of Arab…

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