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!

An Inconvenient Love: Stories of Joy and Resilience

Doors at 7:00pm || Stories at 7:30pm

Despite what the movies may depict, love doesn’t always happen in a whirlwind of emotion against a dramatic yet moving musical backdrop.  Taking the risk of loving can sometimes be messy, unpredictable, and above all inconvenient.  But, when we allow ourselves to be vulnerable enough to experience this elusive phenomenon, we also allow for a joy that is indescribably beautiful.  From a boy’s quest to fulfill his “destiny” with a childhood crush to a young woman’s journey to find strength and  self-love after a life long relationship, join us for an evening of stories that will celebrate the joy and resilience of loving off script.

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 & Chefs

Doors at 6:30, Performance begins at 7 pm.

Join 2nd Story and the chef of Knife & Tine as we pair the art of storytelling with the art of culinary creation. For this unique performance, Chef Paul Caravelli and his team will prepare a four course meal, each course directly inspired by one of the four stories you will hear throughout the evening. The Stories & Chefs series promises a one-of-a-kind experience of artistic collaboration; food, drink, and conversation come together to provide a beautifully synthesized evening.

Curated by Amanda Delheimer Dimond. Directed by Krissy Vanderwarker.

Tickets for this evening are $125 per person (plus a small processing fee.) Tickets are all-inclusive; they provide admission to the event, four courses, beverage service, four world-premiere stories, live music, gratuity, and the good times and good conversation created by all of the above.

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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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2nd Story's Annual Fundraiser: How Revolutions Begin

2nd Story is thrilled to be celebrating 18 years of story. Join us as we examine those inflection moments that bring about change and start a revolution. A night of original stories, live music, and more!

Doors at 6:00pm || Stories begin at 6:45pm

 

Tickets start at $60 and go on sale March 1, 2017.

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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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