Upcoming Shows & Events

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JANUARY 31, 2018
DOORS @ 6:00PM
STORIES @ 7:00PM

HAYMARKET PUB AND BREWERY
737 W RANDOLPH ST
CHICAGO, IL 60661

We can't all be Peter Pan, flying high on happy thoughts above Neverland. Growing up isn't easy. There's no manual on how to get it just right, no proverb that makes all the complications simple. We spend our time chasing the elusive promise of "when I'm older" or "maybe next year," filled with the hope that the answers lie just around the corner. How do we decide when to start having children or create new friendships? What do we do when a job pulls the world out from under our feet?

Join 2nd Story for an evening of stories of uncertainty and new resolutions. We can figure all this out together.

Curated by Aimy Tien
Directed by Liz Rice
Produced by Ali Drumm
Musician: Jeff Schaller
Sound Engineer: Shain Longbehn

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Beyond Words: Stories of Love in Action

The phrase "I love you" has been long been thought to be the most powerful three words in existence---emphasis on words. In this performance, our four tellers celebrate the notion that when love is true, unyielding, reality-cementing, safe-shielding, and soul-quieting...love is ACTION. But, WHEN do we act? And why? From a new father faced with the unimaginable, to achieving and maintaining #relationshipgoals status, these tellers courageously set out to go beyond mere words and public displays of affection to explore the risk and rewards of love in action.

FEBRUARY 9, 10, AND 11, 2018
DOORS @ 7:00PM
STORIES @ 7:30PM

THE TEAL ROOM AT PUB 626
1406 W MORSE AVE
CHICAGO, IL 60626

Curated by Earliana McLaurin
Directed by Josh Weinstein
Produced by Jenna Meyers
Sound Design by Shain Longbehn

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2nd Story AFter Dark: Let Nothing Come Between Us

FEBRUARY 17, 2018
DOORS @ 9:00PM
STORIES @ 9:30PM

UPTOWN UNDERGROUND*
4707 N BROADWAY ST
CHICAGO, IL 60640

There are the bonds we make and break in this world and there are the bonds this world makes and breaks for us, and in this quartet of stories our tellers discover all too well what makes one so different from the other: the truth of one marriage reveals itself while the reality of another takes its toll; two sisters learn what happens when they fight power on its own terms, while two brothers share a lesson neither will ever, ever forget. On this very special Saturday night, join us for the inaugural edition of 2nd Story’s After Dark series. True stories. Late shows. Adults only.

Curated by Andrew Reilly
Directed by Lexi Saunders
Produced by Ali Drumm
Sound Design by Brigitte Wittmer

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*Please note that Uptown Underground is a 21+ venue.