The improv comedy troupe Four Day Weekend is opening a comedy venue near Lower Greenville this February.
Members will perform in the space formerly used by Contemporary Theatre of Dallas, which closed in 2016. The theater is a refashioned 1930s-era church at the corner of Sears and Summit, just behind Trader Joe’s and across the street from Truck Yard.
While Lower Greenville experienced a boom of restaurants over the last several years, there aren’t many venues for things to do other than eat or drink on the popular strip. Four Day Weekend, which entertained audiences in downtown Fort Worth for the last 20 years, will keep many of the same scenes, sketches and songs at the Dallas location while adding fresh ideas with new cast members, including their Dallas theater director Richie Lunsford.
Crews are remodeling the space, but will keep the original stained glass and exposed brick on the interior. The theater seats 150 guests between the lower level and balcony.
Four Day Weekend will begin with two shows a week on Friday and Saturday nights and eventually offer improv classes, private parties, corporate entertainment and training. The theater is in a partnership with Truck Yard owner Jason Boso, who has taken improv classes at Four Day Weekend himself. He purchased the building after Contemporary Theatre of Dallas closed.
“So many of our audience members make the drive from Dallas to Fort Worth each weekend, we decided it made more sense for us to bring the comedy to them,” said Four Day Weekend co-founder David Will in a press release. “We love the city and the people of Fort Worth, and we’re excited to build those kinds of relationships in Dallas.”
The first show is Saturday, Feb. 3, at 9 p.m. Tickets are $25. The theater is located at 5106 Sears and offers drinks.