About This Show:
Gina DeLuca's, "First Days," is a comedic solo show comprised of original essays and stories about her bizarre and often chaotic first experiences in places like Las Vegas, Hungary, Argentina, and Chicago. If she doesn't end up in the emergency room, then she's getting sleep paralysis in Budapest, or licking candlesticks in Buenos Aires, or getting turned out by her mother at a bar in Vegas. Each piece details her rookie mistakes with sarcasm so cutting and humor so self-deprecating you'll wonder how she ever left the house at all.
Gina DeLuca is a comedic essayist and performer living in Chicago. Her hilariously biting deconstructions of daily life contain uniquely vivid and often grotesquely visceral imagery, delivered with dry subtlety. Self-effacing and cynical, Gina's writing speaks to the American zeitgeist with relatability and ease. Her past show, "Relatively Meaningless," was described as "savage and smart and relentlessly honest" by the Chicago Reader.