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Circle Theatre Premieres Seven in One Blow


Circle Theatre's 30th Anniversary Season continues with the Southwest premiere of Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid, an adapted children's play conceived and written by Randy Sharp and Axis Company. When Seven in One Blow first premiered in 2002, The New York Times wrote, "As the 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." Circle Theatre's preview performances are Thursday, November 17; Friday, November 18; and Saturday, November 19 (matinee). The production officially opens Saturday evening, November 19 at 7:30pm, followed by a post-show reception sponsored by Oliver's Fine Foods.

Under the direction of one of Circle's favorite directors, Robin Armstrong, Seven in One Blow features Eric Dobbins** (Frankie); Sherry Hopkins** (The Witch); Jim Johnson* (Ogre); Amy Elizabeth Jones** (A Pea); Kevin Scott Keating* (The QK); Mikaela Krantz** (Kid); Michael James** (December); Hannah McKinney (Princess Fartina); Brad Stephens** (Scarlet Pimpernel); Shane Strawbridge** (Mack).

Production team members for Seven in One Blow are: Sarahi Salazar*, Stage Manager; Clare Floyd DeVries, Set Designer; Robin Armstrong, Costume Designer; David H. M. Lambert, Sound Designer; John Leach, Lighting Designer; and John Harvey, Props Designer.

In her Director's Notes, Ms. Armstrong instructs the audience to: "1. Boo the Bad Guy 2. Help the Kid 3. Sing Loud 4. Cheer 5. Have Fun!" This family-friendly panto-play is an enchanting blend of fairy tale and holiday entertainment. The show is perfect for the young and young-at-heart of all ages. Because children six and up are encouraged to attend, Circle's show times are adjusted to accommodate a family's schedule. All evening shows for Seven in One Blow will begin at 7:30pm. The Saturday matinee will begin at its usual 3:00pm time. Children 6-12 years of age will be admitted for half of any full price ticket.

Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid was originally produced by Axis Company in New York City, Randy Sharp, Artistic Director; Jeffrey Resnick, Executive Producer.

Previews: November 17, 18, & 19 (matinee)

Opening: Saturday, November 19, 7:30pm

Shows: Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30pm
Saturdays at 3:00pm & 7:30pm

Tickets: Preview Thursday evening:
Preview Saturday matinee: $10
Preview Friday evening: $15
Opening Saturday Night: $30
Thursday evenings: $20 - $25
Saturday matinees: $20 - $25
Friday/Saturday evenings:

Children 6 -12 years old: $25 - $30

Half off of any full-price ticket!

Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Call 817.877.3040 or stop by Circle's box office, Tuesday through Friday, from 12:00pm to 5:00pm or one hour before show times. Circle Theatre now offers "24/7" online ticketing at

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