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!

To see our entire season at a glance, click on the Season at a Glance submenu on the left.

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 & Wine series, you can opt to partake in a four-wine tasting, where each wine is paired with one of our stories. At our Stories & Live Music series, we partner with a band or single musician to sculpt the evening. 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!

Homecoming: Stories of Return and Departure

Seating at 7:30pm; stories begin at 8pm.

Home can be a place: where you grew up, where you live now, or where you’re meant to be. It can be a person: someone you love, someone who loves you, or someone you’re stuck with. It can be an idea: the philosophy that grounds you no matter where you are or who you’re with. We’re constantly leaving and returning to these homes throughout our lives. When we leave, what do we learn? And when we come back, is it still home, or has it changed? Or have we changed? From a young man coming to terms with his spiritual and sexual identities to a woman trying to navigate a holiday at her family’s home for the first time post-divorce, hear four stories of coming home and leaving home.

Curated by Nick Ward. Sound Design by Brakes on the Highway.

$20 cover charge; added to the dinner bill.

No tickets are sold online for this show. To reserve a seat, please call Uncommon Ground at 773-465-9801 and ask for a table for the 2nd Story show.

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Home for the Holidays

Doors at 7pm; stories and music start at 7:30pm.

Following the tremendous success of their collaboration last season, 2nd Story and Lakeview Orchestra will once again team up to present a symphonic story sampler. The performance will explore the joy of the season, journeying through a tale of working disaster relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, to a nativity play casting gone horribly wrong. These heartfelt and funny stories will be combined with popular holiday tunes of Leroy Anderson, Tchaikovsky, and more for a evening of stories and songs sure to get your spirit soaring and toes tapping.

Curated by CP Chang and Earliana McLaurin. Sound Design by Gregory Hughes and Lakeview Orchestra.

$20 online, $15 at the door, free for students while inventory lasts.

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