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Kabuki-inspired masks by David Knezz

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Audience raves about 7 by 1 Samurai
Brigand in Kabuki mask turns menacingly

7 by 1 Samurai title text.

Best Solo Performance - Capital Fringe Festival 2008

7x1 Samurai promotional image - samurai with whiteface and clown nose 'Samurai' Spoof
Is A Cut Above
the Rest

"Gaines' novelty act
nabbed a well-deserved
'Pick of the Fringe'
award at this year's
Capital Fringe Festival,
and in transferring
to the Warehouse it has
lost none of its fizz."

- The Washington Post
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performer quick-changing from samurai mask
"...Gaines is as deft as
I've ever seen."

- Washington City Paper
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"...the house I saw...
was packed to the gills,
laughed throughout
the performance,
and gave Gaines
a standing ovation
when it was over."

- DCist.com
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Upcoming shows

Also available
"A Little Business at the Big Top"

Bored clown looks out from his popcorn standA sweet 40 minute story of love, romance, brutal abduction,
a chase across the high wire,
and an unexpectedly spectacular happy ending.