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

Please, Oh Please: Stories of Asking for the Inconceivable

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

Asking for what we need can make us feel vulnerable, and asking for what we seems impossible, well, that takes a special kind of courage. Will our wishes forever stay out of reach? Why yearn for something that you might not get? But when we do ask, despite the odds, sometimes the universe rewards us in unexpected ways. From a young woman asking her family to be something it isn’t to a son watching his own Christmas wishes evolve as he ages, listen as four tellers ask the universe for their deepest desires.

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 at

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