Adapted from the classic fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm, this interactive winter play with music is conceived by Axis Company and directed by Randy Sharp featuring Axis' signature blend of advanced technology and live performance. This heart-warming holiday tale was created for kids, but adults can (and do) find their own level of meaning in the text (and subtext).
Set just before the holidays on a snowy winter day, 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 through the snow 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: Abigail Savage
Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 4pm and Sundays at 2pm
Running time: 50 minutes
Appropriate for ages 4 and up
Theater: Axis Theatre
Address: 1 Sheridan Square
New York, NY 10014
Cost:$10 for adults and $5 for kids
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Axis Theatre at 212-352-3101