CHICAGO PREMIERE

ABOUT THIS SHOW

Barcelona. Las Ramblas. Late night. A young American woman stumbles into the arms of an older handsome stranger. As the booze fades and the light gathers, their relationship grows murkier, darker and decidedly more dangerous and it becomes clear that these lovers are not who they seem. Bess Wohl’s daring and provocative play is an expertly drawn battle of personal fantasy vs national truth that will leave audiences questioning their eyes, ears and—most of all—their loyalties.

One of this country’s most exciting voices, Bess Wohl has created a play that speaks to the essentially American conundrum of accountability, both personal and political. With two astonishing roles for actors and an engaging and complex plot line, Barcelona captures every element of the Steppenwolf ethos in its taut and dangerous 90 minutes.

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not proactively offer advisories about the content of shows, as sensitivities vary from person to person. Click below to learn more about the content of the show.

If you have further questions, contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

Stage Effects Advisory

Steppenwolf does not proactively offer advisories about stage effects, as sensitivities vary from person to person.

If you have further questions, contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

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Accessible Performances

Open captioned:
Thursday, February 18 at 7:30pm and Saturday, March 13 at 3pm

ASL interpreted:
Sunday, February 21 at 7:30pm

Audio-described and touch tour:
Sunday, March 7 at 3pm (1:30pm touch tour, 3pm curtain)

Cast & Artists

The Artists

Featured Ensemble Members

Reviews

“A wily two-character drama, never becomes the play you think it’s going to become. The playwright stays one step ahead of theatergoers — not to trick them, but to hold out for deeper truth” – The Los Angeles Times

“Wohl’s magic lies in the hilarious dialogue and the telling details... You can only marvel at how Wohl gets the heartbreaking human damage these characters suffer so right” – Vanity Fair

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not proactively offer advisories about the content of shows, as sensitivities vary from person to person. Click below to learn more about the content of the show.

If you have further questions, contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

Stage Effects Advisory

Steppenwolf does not proactively offer advisories about stage effects, as sensitivities vary from person to person.

If you have further questions, contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

Members get more. Seriously.

Guaranteed seats, great savings and insider access. Lock in your seats to this production TODAY before it goes on sale by becoming a Classic Member

Accessible Performances

Open captioned:
Thursday, February 18 at 7:30pm and Saturday, March 13 at 3pm

ASL interpreted:
Sunday, February 21 at 7:30pm

Audio-described and touch tour:
Sunday, March 7 at 3pm (1:30pm touch tour, 3pm curtain)