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

When Night Falls: Stories from the Shadows

Doors at 7:30pm; show starts at 8pm.

The world transforms during the Halloween season. The same streets and buildings we see every day appear more mysterious, more full of secrets and possibilities. What’s out there?, we wonder. And, looking inward, What’s in here? In the shadows, it may be dark but we can’t hide from ourselves. Without the light of the everyday, somehow it becomes much clearer who we are, what we need, and how we truly perceive the world. Journey into the darkness with us for an evening of territorial ghosts, abandoned theme parks, teenage runaways – and confronting what we truly believe.


In addition to our regular tickets ($20), we offer Pay What You Feel tickets at the door (you can pay $1 or $1,000, whatever feels right to you). Same show, same seating, same experience. Read more about this initiative to eliminate real and perceived financial barriers here.

Curated by Jess Kadish. Directed by Rinska Carrasco-Prestinary. Sound Design by Brakes on the Highway.

$20 online or $20 cash at the door. Or come early and grab a Pay-What-You-Feel ticket at the door!

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