I saw David Gaines solo show 7 (x1) Samurai at the Phoenix Fringe Festival in 2009 and my first impression was "... how exhausting." Mr. Gaines acts out the Kurosawa film epic of seven samurai complete with the seven individual mercenaries, the band of bad guys and an entire town full of villagers all by himself. And he plays all these characters practically without words. It is an amazing feat of cartoonish pantomime, countless sound effects and superhuman endurance.
Mr. Gaines is currently blitzing the festival circuit with his show, so keep an eye out. Go see it if you have a chance. Info at: www.7x1samurai.com