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

Homecoming: Stories of Return and Departure

Seating at 7:30pm; stories begin at 8pm.

Home can be a place: where you grew up, where you live now, or where you’re meant to be. It can be a person: someone you love, someone who loves you, or someone you’re stuck with. It can be an idea: the philosophy that grounds you no matter where you are or who you’re with. We’re constantly leaving and returning to these homes throughout our lives. When we leave, what do we learn? And when we come back, is it still home, or has it changed? Or have we changed? From a young man coming to terms with his spiritual and sexual identities to a woman trying to navigate a holiday at her family’s home for the first time post-divorce, hear four stories of coming home and leaving home.

Curated by Nick Ward. Sound Design by Brakes on the Highway.

$20 cover charge; added to the dinner bill.

No tickets are sold online for this show. To reserve a seat, please call Uncommon Ground at 773-465-9801 and ask for a table for the 2nd Story show.

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