Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

4th Smash Year!

Written & Directed by Randy Sharp

December 2 - 18, 2005

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

For the fourth 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.

Featuring: *Marc Palmieri, *David Crabb, *Abigail Savage, *Jim Sterling, *Brian Barnhart, *Joe Fuer, *Margo Passalaqua, *Sue Ann Molinell, *Edgar Oliver, *Laurie Kilmartin, Kate & August Aronsson-Brown

Director: Randy Sharp
Light Design: David Zeffren
Assistant Light Design: Amy Harper
Sound Design & Music Arrangement: Steve Fontaine
Production Designer: Kate Aronsson-Brown
Rehearsal Stage Manager: Jared Abramson
Original Music: Randy Sharp
Film: Dan Hersey
Film Editor: Mike Huetz
Website Design: Ethan Crenson
Artwork: Valerie Hallier
Sound Operator: David Balutanski
Light Board: Richard Scott
Box Office Manager: Marie Rupert

Artistic Director: Randy Sharp
Executive Producer: Jeffrey Resnick
Company Manager: Brian Barnhart

*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.

  • Marc Palmieri, David Crabb - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Jim Sterling - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Margo Passalaqua, Joe Fuer - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • David Crabb, Abigail Savage, Marc Palmieri, Edgar Oliver, Sue Ann Molinell - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Abigail Savage, Laurie Kilmartin - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • The Cast of "Seven in One Blow" - 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
“The sterling Off-Broadway theater group the Axis Company has created a wonderful new holiday tradition ...”