by Mike Bartlett
Bull contains adult language and content. Not recommended for children.
Bull will be presented as a “pop-up, lights-on” style production with one weekend in St. Paul (Element Boxing Gym; May 26-28) and one weekend in Minneapolis (the A-Mill Artist Lofts Performance Space; May 31-June 3).
Element Boxing Gym 655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul, MN 55104
Saturday, May 26; 8pm
Sunday, May 27; 8pm
Monday, May 28; 8pm (Memorial Day)
A-Mill Artist Lofts 315 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Thursday, May 31; 8pm
Friday, June 1; 8pm
Saturday, June 2; 8pm
Sunday, June 3; 2pm
About Bull: This vicious comedy is an allegorical death match between business colleagues – full of bizarre power plays and one-upmanship – wherein one of three employees is allegedly going to be fired. The odds against our protagonist are stacked from the outset: rumple-faced sad-sack Thomas never quite gets his footing against opponents Tony, a shark in wolf's clothing, and Isobel, a snaky number with a talent for undermining. In savvy fashion, Mike Bartlett's Bull caters to our baser instincts.
A modern morality—or amorality—play that keeps its adrenaline level high and, at the very end, raises it off the charts." —NY Times.
"Bartlett applies his down-and-dirty, black-humored and trenchant approach to the concept of business employment as survival of the fittest…the play is like a protracted death scene among a group of wild animals, with the strong ones—a pair of smartly-dressed, smirking thugs—mercilessly circling and taunting the weak until it's time to deliver the inevitable fatal blows." —Associated Press.
"Fast-paced, fanged and darkly funny…BULL charges and makes impact." —NY Daily News.
"Vicious comedy…astonishing." —Time Out NY.