Jayson McDonald is a talented actor and storyteller who creates myths and parables wrapped in whimsy and imagination.
Magic Unicorn Island begins with a sunglass wearing God creating the world and then we jump to a not too distant future. The world is in distress, bees are dying and resources are being plundered. The children of earth have had enough so they have banded together and moved to a small island. The world governments are in a tizzy and tense negotiations are started to get the children to return.
McDonald’s viewpoint is dark (or some would say realistic), but the presentation is so playful that it sneaks up on you. Like his previous Fringe show Giant Invisible Robot he is so adept at playing kids that you lose track that it he is only acting. It’s absurd, thrilling and powerful.
Magic Unicorn Island written and performed by Jayson McDonald. On stage at the Revue Stage (1601 Johnston St, Granville Island) as part of the 2014 Vancouver Fringe Festival. Visit http://vancouverfringe.com for tickets and information.