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It wouldn’t be the Fringe with­out an ap­pear­ance by the tall, lanky Brit whose gift for per­form­ing his own po­etry is un­par­al­leled. Jem Rolls: TEN

STARTS AND AN END (from July 5 at the Ge­orge Ig­nati­eff) prom­ises more clever word­play, in­clud­ing the long­est tongue-twister in Cana­dian his­tory. (How’s that for a great mar­ket­ing hook?) But he’s also writ­ten The First Cana­dian Pres­i­dent Of The United States (from July 5 at St. Vladimir’s), a satire about a run­ner (played by Pris

cilla Yakielashek) whose am­bi­tions ex­tend way be­yond 24 Sus­sex Drive. Seems do­ing the an­nual Fringe cir­cuit has taught him a thing or two about North Amer­i­can pol­i­tics.

Jem rolls out two shows this Fringe.

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