Adapted from the classic fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm, Seven in One Blow, Or The Brave Little Kid is an interactive play with music featuring the Axis Company's signature blend of advanced technology and live performance. Though the show was created especially for kids, adults can (and do) find their own level of meaning in the text and subtext.
Set just before the holidays, the play tells the story of a child living in the city who kills seven flies with a single swat and makes a belt emblazoned with "Seven in One Blow" to commemorate the event. The Kid travels about meeting numerous colorful characters including the Scarlet Pimpernel, a Pea, December, a Witch, an Ogre and a Princess. Most people think the belt refers to seven people and assign the Kid all kinds of difficult tasks based on this faulty presumption.
Along the way a few invaluable lessons are learned: an Ogre finds that you don't always have to show how strong you are to be strong; a girl realizes that when you tease someone you may be hurting a person who is just like you; and a scary monster understands that because she is loved, she may not be so scary after all. In the end, after a surprise twist, the Kid ultimately discovers that a parent's love and care has no limits.
Seven in One Blow, Or The Brave Little Kid features a special on-film appearance by Deborah Harry.
Equity Showcase featuring: *Brian Barnhart, Marlene Berner, *David Crabb, *George Demas, *Kate Hettesheimer, *Laurie Kilmartin, *Sue Ann Molinell, *Edgar Oliver, *Marc Palmieri, *Margo Passalaqua, *Jim Sterling (Actors appear courtesy of Actors' Equity)
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