Genre: Kids, Musical
©Paul Carbonara
Axis Company's 5th Anniversary production based on The Brothers Grimm tale!

Axis Company presents its fifth anniversary production of SEVEN IN ONE BLOW, OR THE BRAVE LITTLE KID beginning December 1st. 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.

Set just before the holidays, SEVEN IN ONE BLOW, OR THE BRAVE LITTLE KID 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 this 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.

Cast: Kate Hettesheimer

Open:   12/01/06
Close:   12/17/06

Fridays at 7PM; Saturdays at 2PM & 4PM; Sundays at 2PM
Theater:   Axis Theatre
Address:   1 Sheridan Square
New York, NY 10014
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Cost:$1.00, $5.00 Kid/Students/Seniors
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Marc's stage plays, POOR FELLAS, CARL THE SECOND, and LEVITTOWN all premiered in New York City and are published by Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Portions of CARL appear in Smith & Kraus' The Best Stage Monologues for Men 2002 and The Best Stage Scenes of 2002. A scene from LEVITTOWN will appear in Smith & Kraus' The Best Stage Scenes of 2007.

Marc wrote his first screenplay in 1995. The film, TELLING YOU, was acquired and distributed by Miramax Films after premiering at the 1998 Hollywood Film Festival. The movie stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, Richard Libertini and Peter Facinelli.

Marc played the lead role in the critically acclaimed feature film TOO MUCH SLEEP directed by David Maquiling and released by Shooting Gallery in 2001. The film was nominated for a 2002 Independent Spirit Award. On stage he has worked with Axis Company, Classic Stage Company, The Directors Company, The Culture Project, Medicine Show, Cressid Theatre Company, whatmanwhatcar, Emerging Artists, La Mama ETC and many others.

National commercials include Toyota, Macy's, Verizon, Heineken, Pizza Hut, Burger King, ESPN, Nike, and Fleet Bank.

Marc recently made his directorial debut with Mark Mirsky's MOTHER HUBBARD'S CUPBOARD at the SoHo Playhouse. The production was presented at the 2007 New York International Fringe Festival.

Marc Palmieri attended Wake Forest University in North Carolina on a full athletic

scholarship after being drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1989 Major League Baseball

amateur draft. He graduated in 1994 with a B.A. in Speech, Communications and Theatre Arts

with a Minor in Drama. In 2004 he received his M.A. in Creative Writing at The City College of New York. He currently teaches Playwriting, Creative Writing and World Humanities at The City College of New York.

David Crabb Frankie
Axis credits: Not Yet Diagnosed (Nervous) 1918, USS Frankenstein, A Glance at New York, Hospital 2003, and Seven in One Blow ; Shooting Star Theatre Forgotten Treasure. He has also trained with and performed at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NYC. Film: Departure (appearing on the Sundance Channel), Natural Selection, Alibi, How-To, Henry May Long.
Axis Credits: Not Yet Diagnosed (Nervous) 1918, the Hospital series, USS Frankenstein, A Glance at New York, Seven in One Blow, Julius Caesar, Listen Houdini, Freeman Watts Standard Procedure, Frankenstein and Woyzeck. NY credits: Installment Number Two (Nomad Theatrical); One Neck (HOME); and Prince of Homburg (Jean Cocteau Rep.). Regional: Williamstown, Long Wharf, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. Films include soon to be released Axis Company's Henry May Long, Joe's Apartment; Conspiracy Theory. TV: Ed, Law and Order, Late Night with Conan O'Brian.

Brian Barnhart Scarlet Pimpernel
Axis credits include Levittown, Not Yet Diagnosed (Nervous) 1918, In Token of My Admiration, Seven in One Blow, USS Frankenstein, A Glance at New York, the Hospital series, Listen Houdini, Crave and Axis Company's first feature film, Henry May Long. Other credits include Angels in America, Parts I & II, An American Daughter (Unicorn Theatre, Kansas City, MO); Shear Madness (Kennedy Center); A Christmas Carol, The Mousetrap, Our Town (International Theatre, Vienna).
George Demas The QK
Axis: Levittown (director), Not Yet Diagnosed (Nervous) 1918, Hospital 2004-06, Julius Caesar, Seven in One Blow. Other NY Theater: Orson's Shadow (Barrow Street Theater), Maverick (The Culture Project), Henry VI (Theater for a New Audience), The Escape Artist (Tribeca Lab), The Preservation Society (Circle Rep Lab), Quick, Bright Things (HERE) and The Master of Monstrosities (LaMaMa, E.T.C.), Big Wyoming (New York Stage and Film). TV: Law & Order. Film: Henry May Long (Randall Sharp director), The Jimmy Show (2002 Sundance Film Festival w/Frank Whaley, Ethan Hawke) and Escape Artists (w/Josh Hamilton, Peter Dinklage and Anna Thompson).

Margo Passalaqua Princess Fartina
Axis: Not Yet Diagnosed (Nervous) 1918; the Hospital series, A Glance at New York and Seven in One Blow. NY Theatre: Unicef World Summit for Children with Stevie Wonder, A Common Goal (The United Nations), Boccaccio's Decameron, Hecuba, Lolita. Film: The Last Days of Maplewood (CableACE nominee), Omnium, and the Nisha Ganatra films Drown Soda and Chutney Popcorn and Henry May Long. Ms. Passalaqua is a founding member of the Bedford Avenue Community Players.
Sue Ann Molinell The Witch
Sue Ann Molinell A founding member of Axis Company, credits include the Hospital series, Picture This, Woyzeck, Freeman Watts, Julius Caesar, Seven in One Blow and A Glance at New York.
Edgar Oliver December
Axis credits include: USS Frankenstein, A Glance at New York, Seven in One Blow, Julius Caesar, Frankenstein, Oppenheimer, Welcome Houdini, and the Hospital series. Edgar's own plays have been staged in many downtown theatres in New York. His novel, The Man Who Loved Plants, published by Panther Books, is available in bookstores or online at He will soon be appearing in two independent feature films, That's Beautiful Frank and the Axis Company production Henry May Long.
  Laurie Kilmartin Axis credits include the Hospital series, Woyzeck, Frankenstein, A Glance at New York, Julius Caesar, Seven in One Blow and the feature film Henry May Long. Other credits include: Naked from the Waist Down, Balm in Gilead, Cymbeline, Richard III. One woman shows include The Adventures of Kat Woman, The Fence Pieces, See Jane Run.