Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

2nd Smash Year!

Written & Directed by Randy Sharp

December 5 - 21, 2003

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

For the second 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: *John Murphy, *David Crabb, *Abigail Savage, *Jim Sterling, *Brian Barnhart, *George Demas, *Wren Arthur, *Sue Ann Molinell, *Edgar Oliver, *Laurie Kilmartin

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

Executive Producer: Jeffrey Resnick
Company Manager: Brian Barnhart
Box Office Manager: Cooper Vasquez

*Actors appear courtesy of Actors' Equity

  • The Cast of "Seven in One Blow" (2003) - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Abigail Savage, Laurie Kilmartin - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Abigail Savage, David Crabb, Sue Ann Molinell, John Murphy, Edgar Oliver - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Jim Sterling, Abigail Savage, Brian Barnhart - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Jim Sterling - photo by Dixie Sheridan
  • Laurie Kilmartin, Abigail Savage, Jim Sterling, Brian Barnhart - photo by Dixie Sheridan