A casual hookup on a trip to the title city morphs into something much more serious in Bess Wohl's Barcelona. Irene's a drunk and not-too-ugly American, who meets the suave Spaniard Manuel at a bar during a bachelorette party and recklessly agrees to go back to his apartment for a one-night stand. But the romantic and comic aspects of the evening soon turn deeply personal and political, as the pair's histories and agendas are revealed. This West Coast premiere appears as part of the Geffen Playhouse's 20th anniversary season and stars Betty Gilpin, best known as Dr. Carrie Roman on Nurse Jackie, who's also been seen in Elementary, The Good Wife, Mysteries of Laura and Law & Order: SVU, as well as award-winning actor Carlos Leal (Casino Royale, Broken Embraces, Snow White). Bess Wohl is a hot new playwright whose work Small Mouth Sounds was named one of the best plays of 2015 by The New York Times, The Guardian, The Hollywood Reporter and others.
Running time is 80 minutes. There’s no intermission.
This production contains mature themes, theatrical haze and the smoking of herbal cigarettes.