Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

10th Smash Year!

Written & Directed by Randy Sharp

December 2 - 18, 2011

Fridays 7pm, Saturdays & Sundays 2pm
EXTRA SHOW: Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 7pm

Adults $12; Seniors/Students/Kids $6

For the tenth consecutive season, Axis Company will present its winter show for children, Seven In One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid, beginning December 2nd. 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. 10: All proceeds donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Featuring: Marc Palmieri, David Crabb, Lynn Mancinelli, Jim Sterling, Brian Barnhart, George Demas, Britt Genelin. Spencer Aste. Edgar Oliver. Laurie Kilmartin, Regina Betancourt. Marlene Berner

writer/director: Randy Sharp
light designer: David Zeffren
sound designer/music production & arrangement: Steve Fontaine
original music: Randy Sharp
costume designer: Elisa Santiago
asst. light designer: Jamie Crocket
set construction: Brian Sloan, Lynn Mancinelli
prop designer & construction: Lynn Mancinelli
original production design: Kate Aronsson-Brown
stage manager: Edward Terhune
sound technician: David Balutanski
illustration: Dan Killeen
website & graphic designer: Ethan Crenson/Red Shift
publicity/pr: Blake Zidell & Assoc.
box office: Julia Wiedeman

Artistic Director - Randy Sharp
Producing Director - Brian Barnhart
Executive Producer - Jeffrey Resnick

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

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.