WBEZ Presents: Mortified Chicago

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WBEZ Presents: Mortified Chicago

Join us for a night of humorous storytelling from everyday people in Chicago. Share the shame.

By WBEZ Chicago

When and where

Date and time

Thursday, May 4 · 8 - 9:30pm CDT


Music Box Theatre 3733 North Southport Avenue Chicago, IL 60613

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Join us for a night of humorous storytelling from everyday people in Chicago. We’ve all experienced some kind of embarrassment in our lifetime. Come out and commiserate over some cold beverages at the historic Music Box Theatre.

WBEZ is presenting three Mortified shows in the upcoming months, and two of them have special themes. In February we’ll celebrate the pinnacle of humiliating holidays, Valentine’s Day. After that, prepare to break out your lightsabers for a Star Wars edition of Mortified on May 4 (the second most embarrassing holiday).

Witness “personal redemption through public humiliation” in a refreshing show that is equal parts comedic, cathartic and voyeuristic. Mortified is the largest and longest running project of its kind featuring a cast of Chicago’s bravest souls. Share the shame.

Mortified stars everyday people reading aloud their most embarrassing, pathetic and private teenage diary entries, poems, love letters, lyrics and locker notes… in front of total strangers.

Mortified Chicago is generously sponsored by Goose Island.


Selecting the VIP add-on during check-out allows you early access to the theatre and complimentary beers from Goose Island!

Get the bundle!

Mortified Live will also take place at the Music Box on February 9, 2023 for a special Valentine's Day edition and May 4, 2023 to celebrate the inner Star Wars nerd in all of us! Purchase your tickets ahead of time or bundle all three to save!

Covid-19: Masks strongly recommended.

Sponsored by Goose Island Beer Company

About the organizer

Organized by
WBEZ Chicago