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BY SARAH BERMAN, VANCOUVER SUN

Giant Invisible Robot

When: Sept. 16, 5 p.m., Sept. 17, 3: 30 p.m.

Where: Revue Stage

Occasionally Jayson McDonald takes a moment to breathe, but it’s pretty rare.

In his imaginative one-man show Giant Invisible Robot, McDonald seamlessly weaves through an arsenal of fun-to-watch characters, beginning with a neglected kid named Russell.

Russell’s BFF is the play’s namesake—an oversized tin can of destruction, capable of flattening Chicago during a particularly boring afternoon. McDonald jumps forward and backward in time and across storylines to build up their lifelong relationship. These loosely linked vignettes paint a surprising and funny picture.

McDonald’s script is jam-packed with observant humour and emotional honesty. As a bonus, he supplies a matching cartoonish soundscape—complete with explosions and boings and echoes—that never misses a beat.

The set and props are minimal, but the result is polished and full.

Sarah Berman, Special to The Sun

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