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.
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