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

Almost There: Stories of Pursuit and Surrender

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

There’s no triumph quite like reaching the end of a journey—but what happens if we don’t make it all the way there? What if we’re stopped short by something, or choose to stop just shy of that final step? Sometimes surrender is a necessary choice — or the only choice — but what does that mean for our journey and how we reflect on it afterward? Join us on the West Side this month at Inspiration Kitchens to hear a story of one woman’s defeated return to her parents’ home, the tale of a fateful night between two former lovers, and two more stories of pursuit and surrender.

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 Jessica Young. Directed by Lee Stark. Sound Design by Nick Kawahara.

$20 online or cash at the door. Pay What You Feel tickets are always available!

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