Friends of Theater Present ‘7 (x 1) Samurai’ to Benefit Theater Scholarships

Posted: October 10, 2011 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: October 12, 2011 at 8:10 pm

David Gaines, a gifted mime and movement artist, will bring his highly acclaimed one-man show, “7 (x 1) Samurai,” to Mason on Friday, Oct. 14, and Saturday, Oct. 15, at 8 p.m. in TheaterSpace on the Fairfax Campus.

The show, which draws its inspiration from Kurosawa’s epic Japanese film, “The Seven Samurai,” features Gaines playing 47 characters from the movie.

One reviewer said the show is “a small miracle of imagination…part Chaplin, part Looney Tunes and more than a little Cirque du Soleil.” See a preview at

All net proceeds will support theater student scholarships. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased at the Center for the Arts box office or online at



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