Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

7th Smash Year!

Written & Directed by Randy Sharp

December 5 - 21, 2008

Fridays 7pm, Saturdays 2pm & 4pm & Sundays 2pm
Adults $12; Seniors/Students/Kids $6

For the seventh consecutive season, Axis Company will present its winter show for children, Seven In One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid, beginning December 5th. Adapted from the classic fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm, this interactive play with music is conceived by Axis Company and directed by Randy Sharp featuring Axis' signature blend of advanced technology and live performance. Children in the audience will be encouraged to participate in many of the Kid's challenges with singing and organized "shout outs." Appropriate for ages 4 and up.

In Seven In One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid, a child living in the city kills seven flies with a single swat and makes a belt emblazoned with "SEVEN IN ONE BLOW" to commemorate the event. As he is traveling about, most people think his belt refers to seven people and assign the Kid all kinds of difficult tasks based on this faulty presumption. Along the way a few interesting things are learned: an Ogre finds that you don't always have to show how strong you are... sometimes it's okay just to be quiet about it; a girl realizes that when you tease people you are hurting someone who may be just like you; and a scary monster understands that because she is loved, she may not be so scary after all. In the end, the Kid ultimately discovers that a parents' love and care has no bounds.

Dec. 12: All proceeds donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


Featuring: *Marc Palmieri, *David Crabb, *M. Passalaqua, *Jim Sterling, *Brian Barnhart, *George Demas, Lynn Mancinelli, *Britt Genelin, *Edgar Oliver, *Laurie Kilmartin, *Regina Betancourt

director & original music: Randy Sharp
stage manager: Edward Terhune
sound design/music production & arrangements: Steve Fontaine
light design: David Zeffren
asst. light design: Amy Harper
lighting assistant: Alex Casagrande
costume design: Elisa Santiago
original costume & set design: Kate Aronsson
set construction: Ian Tooley
cinematography: Dan Hersey
film editor: Mike Huetz
sound technician: David Balutanski
website & graphic design: Ethan Crenson/Red Shift
poster artwork: Dan Killeen
publicity/pr: Ron Lasko/Spin Cycle
photographer: Dixie Sheridan
box office & house manager: Marlene Berner, Macy Idzakovich
intern: Gabrielle Ruiz

AXIS COMPANY
artistic director: Randy Sharp
producing director: Brian Barnhart
executive producer: Jeffrey Resnick
production manager: Ian Tooley

This production is made possible by a generous grant from the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation

*Actors appear courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

Equity Approved Showcase

Purchase Seven In One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid by Randy Sharp & Axis Company (published by Dramatists Play Service) on Amazon or DPS.


  • Brian Barnhart - photo by Dixie Sheridan - Design by Margo Passalaqua
  • Britt Genelin - photo by Dixie Sheridan - Design by Margo Passalaqua
  • Brian Barnhart, Jim Sterling, Margo Passalaqua, Lynn Mancinelli (on screen) - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Margo Passalaqua, David Crabb, Marc Palmieri, Edgar Oliver - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • David Crabb, Laurie Kilmartin, Brian Barnhart, Jim Sterling - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • David Zeffren (on screen), Deborah Harry (on screen), Margo Passalaqua, Edgar Oliver, George Demas - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Brian Barnhart, Lynn Mancinelli, Jim Sterling, Margo Passalaqua, Laurie Kilmartin, Britt Genelin, George Demas, Edgar Oliver - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Regina Betancourt, Marc Palmieri, David Crabb, Brian Barnhart, Lynn Mancinelli, Jim Sterling, Margo Passalaqua, Laurie Kilmartin, Britt Genelin, Edgar Oliver, George Demas - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • David Crabb, Marc Palmieri - photo by Dixie Sheridan - Design by Margo Passalaqua
  • Edgar Oliver - photo by Dixie Sheridan - Design by Margo Passalaqua
  • George Demas - photo by Dixie Sheridan - Design by Margo Passalaqua
  • Jim Sterling - photo by Dixie Sheridan - Design by Margo Passalaqua
  • Laurie Kilmartin - photo by Dixie Sheridan - Design by Margo Passalaqua
  • Lynn Mancinelli - photo by Dixie Sheridan - Design by Margo Passalaqua
  • Margo Passalaqua - photo by Dixie Sheridan - Design by Margo Passalaqua




“... another reason that ''Seven in One Blow'' is the greatest play ever: the actors pass out candy at the end.”
The New York Times
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