Funny Business

Four Day Weekend launched a new additional theater on Tuesday, July 12, with a grand opening celebration. The smaller performance venue, the Encore Theater, is located directly across the lobby from the main 212-seat Four Day Weekend theater at 312 Houston St. The intimate venue will host performances from the Training Center House Team as well as guest teams from around the Metroplex. In the past, Four Day Weekend has used the room, under the name of the Encore Lounge, for private parties. “When we first began 19 years ago,” said Four Day Weekend founding member David Wilk, “it made sense to have a lounge where people could mingle and enjoy a drink before our public shows. But now, our Training Center has done so well and resulted in these terrific performing House Teams, we realized we needed to provide a performance space that would help develop young talent and foster the improvisational community. That’s when the Encore remodel project began.” Renovation of the space includes a new stage, lighting, sound system, seating for 50 and a bar. Regular House Team performances will take place in the Encore Theater every Tuesday at 8 p.m. and will be free to the public.