Charlie Varon

Charlie_FeistyFeisty Old Jew

Written & Performed by Charlie Varon
Developed with & directed by David Ford
Feb 7 – March 8 | 
Saturday 8:30pm, Sunday at 5pm

At age 83, here’s what Bernie hates: yoga studios, tattoo parlors, boutiques of all kinds, medical marijuana dispensaries, $6 cups of coffee and the young people who are drinking them. It’s hot, an October Sunday in San Francisco. Out on the street, Bernie gets tired of waiting for a cab, sticks out his thumb. He’s picked up by three 20-somethings in a Tesla with a cappuccino maker in the dashboard and two surfboards strapped to the roof. By the time they get to the beach in Bolinas, Bernie has convinced the kids to let him surf for the first time in his life, and bet them $400,000 that he’ll ride a wave.

Feisty Old Jew is the story of a 20th-century man living in a 21st-century city. It’s also a fast, wild ride through the fertile comic mind of the man the SF Chronicle calls “San Francisco’s brightest satiric star.”

Artist Biography

Charlie Varon has been called “very funny” (The New Yorker), “hilarious” (The Washington Post), and “wildly entertaining” (SF Chronicle). He has been performing at The Marsh for over two decades, where his many solo shows have won audience and critical acclaim. These shows–all created in collaboration with David Ford–include Rush Limbaugh in Night School, The People’s Violin and Rabbi Sam. Charlie has performed all over the country, and his plays have been translated into 820 languages.

Press & Media

“Literary, comic gold. There’s nothing surprising about Charlie Varon’s ability to play four people in one car so skillfully that there’s never any doubt about who’s saying what, nor his remarkable skills as a satirist of our times. This is the vocal mimic who used to rattle off entire mock BBC news broadcasts, with indelibly voiced correspondents from every corner of the world…What’s particularly striking about Varon’s ‘Feisty Old Jew,’ the world premiere that opened Saturday at the Marsh, is its literary quality.”  – SF Chronicle

“Captivating!” —

“Beautifully written.  Varon is a captivating figure and skillful storyteller.” — San Francisco Examiner

“An intoxicatingly delicious ride.” – My Cultural Landscape

Show Info

Tickets: Saturdays, $25 – $35 sliding scale, Sundays $25 – $35 sliding scale
$50 & $100 Reserved Seating
Saturdays & Sundays 5:00pm

65 minutes | No intermission | Ages 13+ | Please do not bring infants to the show
Photo Credit: Myra Levy

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