Seven in One Blow or The Brave Little Kid

Seven in One Blow or The Brave Little Kid $13

Randy Sharp and Axis Company

Published by Dramatists Play Service

7 Male 2 Female

This is set just before the holidays and 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 aresometimes 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 comes to understand that because she is loved, she may not be so scary after all

In the end, the Kid ultimately discovers that a parent's love and care has no limits

"All of this fun is part of an updated version of classic tale 'The Brave Little Tailor'. As this brave little kid triumphs over an ogre, a witch, selfish royalty and a monster, the audience learns not to judge anything by its appearance, from parents to peas" ~ NY Times

" ... always sweet and never saccharine ... One could presume that this show's purpose is to enthrall children, but the effect was the same for the parents on whose laps they were seated" ~ OffOffOnline

A CD containing original music composed for this play is required for production is available separately by clicking here

There is no additional fee for the use of this music

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