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!

Seeing Things in a New Light: Stories of Discovery and Epiphany

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

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

Life throws you a curveball, and your world becomes unmoored. Sometimes, that change comes with the end of a relationship or a radical career shift. But no matter what, these discoveries and epiphanies have the power to transform our worlds, or at least our perceptions. From a young woman who must endure one of her biggest fears to reach her saving grace to a little girl on a quest with her mother for a new set of dishes, join us for an evening of stories that are sure to help you see things in a new light.

Curated by Aimy Tien and Vince Pagan. Directed by Julian Stroop. Sound Design by Jeffery Levin.

$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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People are People: Stories of Our Shared Humanity

Steppenwolf’s LookOut series hosts us for ONE NIGHT ONLY in the 1700 Theatre. Grab an espresso or a cocktail (or both!) at Front Bar: Coffee and Drinks and head into the theater for a night of stories!

Curated by Amanda Delheimer Dimond. Directed by Lexi Saunders. Sound Design by Mike Przygoda.

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Stories at The Pub: February 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 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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Stories at The Pub: March 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 Paula Carter. Directed by CP Chang. Sound Design by Jeffery Levin.

$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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Stories at The Pub: April 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 Aimy Tien. Directed by Lexi Saunders. Sound Design by Ben Zeman.

$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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Stories at The Pub: May 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!

Directed by Julie Ganey. 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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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 Jessica Young. 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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