Upcoming Shows

Below you’ll find the listings for all the performances we have currently scheduled. New performances pop up all the time, though, so keep checking back!

Next to each event you’ll see a little icon. We have a number of different series that we do; each series involves the same 2nd Story style of storytelling you love, but incorporates a different partner element. At our Stories at the Pub series, you can opt to enjoy a craft beer with a perfectly crafted story at The Teal Room at Pub 626. At our Big Venue Shows, we often partner with a band or single musician to sculpt the evening’s performances. At our Stories & Chefs events, we give a stellar chef four stories and they craft four courses inspired by those stories, and the audience gets to experience it all!

Mother Courage: Stories of Holding Ground

Doors at 7:00pm; stories at 7:30pm.

Sometimes we don’t go out and seek a battle – it finds us: in a Cracker Barrel Restaurant, in our neighborhood, in our rose garden, or in our own house, right in front of the guinea pigs. And before we know it, we’re taking a stand on gay rights, the politics of skin color and environmentally friendly pest control. Join us this Mother’s Day as we examine moments of holding firm, refracted by the lens of motherhood. We’re not saying all these stories are about mothers. But mothers are present, as they so often are, when we’re bravely standing our ground.

Curated by Julie Ganey. Directed by Dorothy Milne. 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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Do You See Me Now? Stories of Demanding Discovery

Doors open at 6, stories begin at 7.

Join us at for our first show at Found, with some of our favorite stories from this past year.  From two friends figuring out how to show up for each other, to a young man navigating unknown territory, these four stories will explore our individual needs to see and be seen.

Curated by Amanda Delheimer Dimond. Sound Design by Billy Eline.

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Stories at The Pub: June 2017

Doors at 7:00pm; stories at 7:30pm.

For the second year in a row, 2nd Story will be at The Teal Room at Pub 626 in Rogers Park for one full weekend every month. Tickets available online or at the door. See you there!

Curated by Karla Estela Rivera and Reshmi Hazra Rustebakke. 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 here.

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