Tonight in Austin Improv: Thursday, May 2

COLDTOWNE THEATER:
8:30 – Cheap Date and JTS Brown Experience (OPENING NIGHT)
10:00 – Red Envelope

THE HIDEOUT THEATRE:
8:00 – The Threefer, feat. Your Dad’s Friends, Goat, and Phil
10:00 – The Free Fringe, feat. Deane Martin, Theatresports for Non-Improvisers, and Jessica & Lisa

THE NEW MOVEMENT THEATER:
9:30 – Block Party (open mic)

FACT OF THE DAY: Terrence Malick’s edit of The Thin Red Line (1998) completely reshaped the film. Adrien Brody, originally cast in the lead role, saw his part trimmed to two lines. Prominent roles by George Clooney and John Travolta were trimmed to one scene each. Mickey Rourke, Gary Oldman, Viggo Mortensen, Martin Sheen, Lucas Haas, Jason Patric, and Bill Pullman all filmed roles that were cut entirely. So did Billy Bob Thornton, who also contributed three hours of voiceover narration that was never used.