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!

City Winery Pre-Show Party

Food and drinks start at 6pm and last until 7pm.

Enjoy City Winery’s legendary wine, cheese, and charcuterie while you chill and chat with 2nd Story’s legendary storytellers before the show.

$40 includes cheese, charcuterie, drink ticket, show ticket, premium choice of seat, scintillating conversation, and good karma knowing you are supporting Chicago’s premier performance storytelling collective.

Click here for more information on the show itself.

$40 (fees included). This includes the normal price of admission to the show itself!

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Burning Up: Stories from the Heat of the Moment

Doors at 6pm; show begins at 8pm.

Spontaneous moments in our lives can have the most surprising results. Sometimes we find ourselves caught off guard, whether in situations of our own making or out of our control. When our backs are against the wall, we may find that we act in ways that in ways that we never could have predicted. Hear three stories of heat-of-the-moment urgency from 2nd Story company members and veterans Bobby Biedrzycki, Khanisha Foster, and Megan Stielstra.

Curated by Deb Lewis. Directed by Jess Kadish. Sound Design by Harold Washington Trio.

$18 online ($19.62 with fees) or at the door.

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Journey: Stories of Moving Forward

Doors at 7pm. Show starts at 7:30pm.

As August comes to a close and kids everywhere look forward to that new-school-supplies smell, we start reflecting on our journey through Chicago’s all-too-brief summer. Hear three stories of where we’ve been and where we’re going next from Senyo Ador, Rebecca Kling, and Ozzie Totten.

Curated by CP Chang and Earliana McLaurin. Directed by Thrisa Hodits.

$20 online (fees included). $20 cash at the door. A limited numbers of Pay What You Feel tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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