FIRST DAY BACK plays in Port Hope, ON – July 11 at Ontario Street Theatre

Rob Salerno in First Day Back. Photo by Dahlia Katz.
Rob Salerno in First Day Back. Photo by Dahlia Katz.

We just want to take a moment to thank everyone who came out to see First Day Back at the Storefront Theatre in June! Your support has been incredible and made doing this tiny, experimental show a great experience. First Day Back scored rave reviews and played to full houses and we’re thrilled to see where it goes next!

If you missed out, or you know someone who might be interested in seeing it, there’s one more chance to catch First Day Back before it goes away! We’ll be bringing the show to the Ontario Street Theatre in Port Hope, Ontario this Saturday, July 11. Port Hope is a short drive east of Toronto along Lake Ontario. Details:

Ontario Street Theatre (18 Ontario Street, Port Hope, ON – map)
Sat., July 11, 2015 at 7pm
Tickets $15
Limited seating for each show.
Reserve by phone: 905-885-8042   
or email ontariostreettheatre@gmail.com
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Thanks again for all your support!

FIRST DAY BACK is a hit! Playing at Storefront Theatre to June 27!

Ten Foot Pole Theatre’s latest show, FIRST DAY BACK is a hit with the critics:

“Richly thoughtful… Salerno presents each character with emotional truth.”
– Now Magazine

“From the moment I sat down, I felt like I was back in high school… It’s a thought-provoking yet entertaining piece of theatre.”
– Gay Theatre Toronto

“A poignant, non-preachy, surprisingly funny work… It felt just like high school.”
– Xtra

In FIRST DAY BACK, you enter a school the day after a gay ninth grader, Ollie, killed himself following years of bullying and abuse. There’s an eerie hush in the halls as Ollie’s friends and tormenters gather to figure out who’s responsible. As you take your seats in the art room, be prepared to have your prejudices about school, homophobia, bullies, and teenagers shaken to their core.

Playing in Toronto at The Storefront Theatre
(955 Bloor St W – map – TTC: Ossington)
June 9-27, 2015
Tickets $10-25. Limited seating for each show. Book Now!
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For more information, click here.

First Day Back to tour to Dublin and Toronto in May-June 2015!

Ten Foot Pole Theatre is proud to announce its latest touring show, FIRST DAY BACK, playing at the Storefront Theatre in Toronto, June 9-27, and at the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, May 11-16.

FIRST DAY BACK is Rob Salerno’s searing and heartfelt one-man show about high school, bullying, suicide, and compassion. Previously workshopped at the Victoria and Vancouver Fringe Festivals, we are extremely excited to premiere this powerful and relevant show, in a new production in an immersive environment and under the direction of award-winning playwright and actor Steven Gallagher.

In FIRST DAY BACK, you enter a school the day after a gay ninth grader, Ollie, killed himself following years of bullying and abuse. There’s an eerie hush in the halls as Ollie’s friends and tormenters gather to figure out who’s responsible. As you take your seats in the art room, be prepared to have your prejudices about school, homophobia, bullies, and teenagers shaken to their core.

Playing at The International Dublin Gay Theatre FestivalFDB - Rob Square2
At the Outhouse (105 Capel St – map)
May 11-16, 2015
Tickets €10-15. Book Now!

Playing in Toronto at The Storefront Theatre
(955 Bloor St W – map – TTC: Ossington)
June 9-27, 2015
Tickets $10-25. Limited seating for each show. Book Now!
Join the Facebook Event.

For more information, click here.