Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

6th Smash Year!

Written & Directed by Randy Sharp

December 7 - 22, 2007

Fridays 7pm, Saturdays 2pm & 4pm & Sundays 2pm
Adults $10; Seniors/Students/Kids $5

For the sixth 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. 14: All proceeds donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Featuring: *Marc Palmieri, *David Crabb, *Abigail Savage, *Jim Sterling, *Brian Barnhart, *George Demas, Lynn Mancinelli, *Sue Ann Molinell, *Edgar Oliver, *Laurie Kilmartin, Marlene Berner

director & original music: Randy Sharp
stage manager: Edward Terhune
asst. stage manager: Marlene Berner
light design: David Zeffren
assistant light design: Amy Harper
sound design/music production & arrangements: Steve Fontaine
original set & costume design: Kate Aronsson-Brown
costume design 2007: Matthew Simonelli, Lee Harper
set construction: Ian Tooley, John Magalhaes, Gary Falcetta
set graphics & design: Lynn Mancinelli
film: Dan Hersey
film editor: Mike Huetz
sound operator: David Balutanski
website & graphic designer: Ethan Crenson
poster artwork: Lynn Mancinelli
publicity/pr: Ron Lasko/Spin Cycle
photographer: Dixie Sheridan
box office: Tarah Blasi

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

The Producers wish to thank the tdf Costume Collection for its assistance in this production.

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

  • Abigail Savage - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Jim Sterling, Abigail Savage, Lynn Mancinelli, George Demas - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Abigail Savage, Edgar Oliver - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Brian Barnhart, Edgar Oliver, George Demas, Lynn Mancinelli, Jim Sterling - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Lynn Mancinelli, Abigail Savage - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Marc Palmieri, David Crabb, Brian Barnhart, Lynn Mancinelli, Jim Sterling, Abigail Savage, Laurie Kilmartin, Sue Ann Molinell, Edgar Oliver, George Demas, Marlene Berner - photo by Dixie Sheridan

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