2nd Story performs 3-4 events per month all over the fine city of Chicago (and beyond!) Though the format of the performance will vary from venue to venue (sometimes we do three stories, sometimes four, or five, or two; sometimes we have live music, sometimes we work with a DJ or sound designer), the timbre is always the same. Since our goal is to get people talking and telling their own stories, there’s always space and time for our audience to connect to each other. Click on the left menu bar to see all our upcoming shows. Our very next performance is listed below.

Our Next Performance

O Mother Where Art Thou: Stories of Nature versus Nurture

Doors at 7pm; stories at 7:30pm.

Mothers come in all forms, not just the stereotype of Donna Reed. There are also absent mothers and stand-in mothers, biological mothers and surrogate mothers, mothers who are defenders and mothers who are pretenders.

Mothers know the joys and pains of parenting and as sons and daughters we know the complicated nature of this significant relationship—whatever its form. Join us for our Mother’s Day show as we hear four storytellers explore how we care for each other, and ourselves, through the lens of mothering. From a young woman’s inquiry into the differences between her mother and herself, to a mentor discovering that she has slipped into the complicated role of stand-in mother, to a parent struggling to protect her child, to a new mother investigating the wonders of biology.  Come hear four new stories of nature versus nurture.

Curated by CP Chang. Directed by Liz Rice. Sound Design by Nick Kawahara.

$20 online or at the door.

In addition to our regular tickets ($20), we offer Pay What You Feetickets at the door (you can pay $1 or $1,000, whatever feels right to you). Same show, same seating, same experience. Never let the ticket price stop you from seeing a show! Read more about this initiative to eliminate real and perceived financial barriers here.

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