Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

3rd Smash Year!

Written & Directed by Randy Sharp

December 3 - 19, 2004

Fridays at 7pm; Saturdays & Sundays at 2pm & 4pm
Adults $10; Kids $5

For the third consecutive season, Axis Company will present its winter show for children, Seven In One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid, beginning December 3rd. 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: Kate Aronsson-Brown, *Wren Arthur, *Brian Barnhart, *David Crabb, *George Demas, *Laurie Kilmartin, *Sue Ann Molinell, *Edgar Oliver, *Marc Palmieri, Margo Passalaqua, *Abigail Savage, *Jim Sterling

Director: Randy Sharp
Production Stage Manager: Jared Abramson
Light Design: David Zeffren
Sound Design & Music Arrangement: Steve Fontaine
Production Designer: Kate Aronsson-Brown
Original Music: Randy Sharp
Film: Dan Hersey
Film Editor: Mike Huetz
Website Design: Ethan Crenson
Artwork: Marty Geren
Light Board: David Balutanski

Executive Producer: Jeffrey Resnick
Company Manager: Brian Barnhart
Box Office Managers: Daniel Albanese, Ian Tooley

*Actors appear courtesy of Actors' Equity

  • Jim Sterling - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Laurie Kilmartin - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Brian Barnhart, Jim Sterling, Wren Arthur, Abigail Savage - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • George Demas, Wren Arthur - photo by Dixie Sheridan