Four Day Weekend moving to Stage West on Fort Worth’s Near Southside

By scott@360westmagazine.comJuly 10, 2024July 11th, 2024No Comments

Four Day Weekend, forced out of its Sundance Square home, will open at Stage West beginning Aug. 3.

By Scott Nishimura

Four Day Weekend, the long-running Fort Worth improvisational comedy show forced to seek a new home when Sundance Square didn’t renew the troupe’s lease downtown, announced Wednesday it will move to the Stage West theatre on the city’s Near Southside.

Four Day Weekend’s first show at Stage West, 821 W. Vickery Blvd., will be Aug. 3, and tickets are for sale on the group’s web site. Stage West will continue to operate fully, it said.

“We are thrilled to keep the Southwest’s longest running show in Fort Worth by establishing a residency at Stage West Theatre,” David Wilk, a founding member of Four Day Weekend, which is losing its lease at Sundance Square this month, said in a release with Stage West. “This is a great collaboration between two well-known brands in the Fort Worth community and ensures our performances continue uninterrupted for our fans.”

Dan Schultes, Stage West’s executive producer, said “when we learned Four Day Weekend was losing its downtown space, the only response was ‘come over here. Simply put: a thriving arts scene makes Fort Worth better. Plus, we have multiple performance spaces. Finally, the Near Southside Arts district is a perfect landing spot. It was a no-brainer on our part to extend a helping hand to a fellow Fort Worth arts institution.”

Separately, on its web site, Stage West said “Stage West has had its own challenges in the past, and the team is optimistic about the possibilities and delighted to be in a position to help fellow theatre-makers.

“The partnership has benefits for Stage West and its patrons, including expanded entertainment offerings and the potential to introduce new audiences to the theatre’s bold, high-quality productions. In addition, the collaboration reflects the theatre’s ongoing commitment to innovation and community support.”

Stage West, founded in 1979, produces a full season of stage productions each year. It also offers educational programs that reach more than 1,700 students and adults annually and hosts monthly community events. Besides its multiple performance venues, Stage West also has a full-service cafe.