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

Running Time

90 minutes, presented with one intermission

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person.If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects(such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.
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Running Time

90 minutes, presented with one intermission

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person.If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects(such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.