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

An Inconvenient Love: Stories of Joy and Resilience

Doors at 7:00pm || Stories at 7:30pm

Despite what the movies may depict, love doesn’t always happen in a whirlwind of emotion against a dramatic yet moving musical backdrop.  Taking the risk of loving can sometimes be messy, unpredictable, and above all inconvenient.  But, when we allow ourselves to be vulnerable enough to experience this elusive phenomenon, we also allow for a joy that is indescribably beautiful.  From a boy’s quest to fulfill his “destiny” with a childhood crush to a young woman’s journey to find strength and  self-love after a life long relationship, join us for an evening of stories that will celebrate the joy and resilience of loving off script.

Curated by Earliana McLaurin. Directed by Liz Rice. Sound Design by Billy Eline.

$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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