Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

5th Smash Year!

Written & Directed by Randy Sharp

December 1 - 17, 2006

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

For the fifth 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. 8: All proceeds donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Featuring: *Marc Palmieri, *David Crabb, *Kate Hettesheimer, *Jim Sterling, *Brian Barnhart, *George Demas, *Margo Passalaqua, *Sue Ann Molinell, *Edgar Oliver, *Laurie Kilmartin, Marlene Berner

director & original music: Randy Sharp
stage manager: Ian Tooley
asst. stage manager: Marlene Berner
production designer: Kate Aronsson-Brown
lighting designer: Amy Harper
assistant lighting designer: Rafael Cubela
lighting technicians: Rafael Cubela, Jacob Hill, Alexander Paul
sound designer/music production & arrangements: Steve Fontaine
set construction: Ian Tooley
sound operator: David Balutanski
light board operator: Rafael Cubela
website & graphic designer: Ethan Crenson
publicity photographer: Izabella Nowinska
film: Dan Hersey
film editor: Mike Huetz
artistic director: Randy Sharp
executive producer: Jeffrey Resnick
company manager: Brian Barnhart
production manager: Ian Tooley
box office manager: Ed Terhune

*Actors appear courtesy of Actors’ Equity

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

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

  • Jim Sterling - photo by Izabella Nowinska
  • Brian Barnhart, Jim Sterling, Kate Hettesheimer, George Demas, Margo Passalaqua, Sue Ann Molinell, Edgar Oliver - photo by Izabella Nowinska
  • Laurie Kilmartin, Sue Ann Molinell, George Demas - photo by Izabella Nowinska
  • The Cast of "Seven in One Blow" and Debbie Harry (on screen) - photo by Izabella Nowinska
  • The Cast of "Seven in One Blow" - photo by Izabella Nowinska

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