The COAL MINE presents BULL Written by Mike Bartlett • Directed by David Ferry March 17 – April 5, 2015

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The COAL MINE presents

BULL

Written by Mike Bartlett • Directed by David Ferry

March 17 – April 5, 2015

“Exquisitely excruciating and relentlessly brutal, a vicious comedy.” –
Time Out

Nasty, short and brutish, BULL is a razor-sharp, a-morality play about cutthroat office politics and Darwinian brutality in the workplace.

Like an episode of The Apprentice, three colleagues must compete for two jobs in a winner takes all scenario. Tony and Isobel deploy every trick in the bully’s rule-book, and with a killer mentality move quickly to emasculate, humiliate, and undermine their co-worker Thomas.

The action is set in an a boxing ring with the audience sitting and standing around the four sides. It is impossible to avoid being drawn into their life or death contest and becoming complicit—even guiltily enjoying the thrill of the kill. BULL is interested in the primal, animalistic way humans behave when placed in an extremely competitive situation.

Directed by David Ferry (The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, After Miss Julie, Blackbird), BULL features Diana Bentley (Savage in Limbo, A Month in the Country, Our Town) as Isobel; Mark Caven (Maleficent, Murdoch Mysteries ) as Carter; Ryan Rogerson (As You Like It, Bingo!) as Thomas; and Damon Runyan (Gangland Undercover, In A Forest Dark And Deep) as Tony.

Mike Bartlett is an Olivier Award-winning British playwright and director whose previous works include King Charles III, An Intervention, and Cock with which Toronto audiences are familiar from 2014 production at the Theatre Centre.

The COAL MINE presents

BULL

Written by Mike Bartlett • Directed by David Ferry

Starring Diana Bentley, Mark Caven, Ryan Rogerson, Damon Runyan

Set and Lighting Design by Steve Lucas

Costume Design by Erika Connor • Sound Design by Christopher Staunton

The Coal Mine Theatre, 798 Danforth Avenue, Toronto

March 15 – April 5, 2015

Opening Night: March 17, 2015 @ 7:30pm

Tuesday to Sunday at 7:30pm

Ticket prices range from $20-$25 and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com

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The COAL MINE is an independent theatre space curated by Ted Dykstra and Diana Bentley. The premiere production, The Motherf**ker with the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis, directed by Layne Coleman, ran November 9-30, 2015. Creditors by August Strindberg, directed by Rae Ellen Bodie, will run April 26 ­– May17.

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