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 & 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!

O Mother Where Art Thou: Stories of Nature versus Nurture

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

Mothers come in all forms, not just the stereotype of Donna Reed. There are also absent mothers and stand-in mothers, biological mothers and surrogate mothers, mothers who are defenders and mothers who are pretenders.

Mothers know the joys and pains of parenting and as sons and daughters we know the complicated nature of this significant relationship—whatever its form. Join us for our Mother’s Day show as we hear four storytellers explore how we care for each other, and ourselves, through the lens of mothering. From a young woman’s inquiry into the differences between her mother and herself, to a mentor discovering that she has slipped into the complicated role of stand-in mother, to a parent struggling to protect her child, to a new mother investigating the wonders of biology.  Come hear four new stories of nature versus nurture.

Curated by CP Chang. 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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Swimming Against the Tide: Stories of Fighting for Self

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

So often we are told “just do what feels right”, or “follow your heart”. But what if nothing feels right? Or being our truest selves isn’t safe? Or what if what we want and what we THINK we want are at odds? Hear three expert storytellers explore these questions, telling true stories about their experiences fighting for themselves and what they believe in.

Curated by Amanda Delheimer Dimond. Directed by Lexi Saunders.

$20 online or at the door. In addition to our regular tickets ($20), we offer Pay What You Feel tickets 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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June Neighborhood Show

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

Join us in Rogers Park at Pub 626 for another edition of our Neighborhood Series.

Curated by Nick Ward. Directed by Dorothy Milne.

$20 online or at the door. In addition to our regular tickets ($20), we offer Pay What You Feel tickets 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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