As insect-related troubles go, flies appear far lower down on most New Yorkers lists than bed bus, roaches, or those scary spiders. But it’s the musca domestica that a child does battle with in this adaptation of the Brothers Grimm story, the Axis Theater’s annual holiday fare. After a plucky youth swats seven flies, he commences a series of adventures. Some feature Debbie Harry.

Fridays, 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 & 4 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: Dec. 5. Continues through Dec. 21, 2008

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