David Gaines as 7x1 Samurai

David Gaines from Arlington, West Virginia puts on a one-man epic story of Seven Samurai.

Here was my chance to learn about his latest Vancouver International Fringe Festival show, described as a mashup of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 Seven Samurai, the Hollywood remake, The Magnificent Seven, and both Looney Tunes and Warner Brothers cartoons.

For the first time at the Fringe, a Clown Conference will be held on Thursday, September 16, at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Ambroise Fringe Bar at Agro Café. David Gaines will be on the panel, along with fellow performers Chris Gibbs, Alice Nelson, and Jacqueline Russell.

David Gaines as 7x1 Samurai

7(x1) Samurai performance times at Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island:

Friday, September 10, 10:45 pm (half-priced tickets for this show)
Saturday, September 11, 4:55 pm
Sunday, September 12, 12:00 noon
Wednesday, September 15, 6:45 pm (partial proceeds from this show benefit Vancouver Food Bank)
Thursday, September 16, 8:55 pm
Saturday, September 18, 7:45 pm


  • Comment by Kyra — September 24, 2010 @ 11:28 pm

    I so loved this show! I hope David will make his way back here next year for the 2011 Fringe. Already missing the Fringe. Seemed to have flown by this year. They always do.

  • Comment by Georgia — September 24, 2010 @ 11:28 pm

    Good times on Granville Island for sure! 7×1 Samurai was a hit! Super talented job, David 🙂

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