Charlie Varon’s


A new, pop-up experience
combining storytelling & food
in an intimate setting

Performed by Charlie Varon
Developed with & Directed by David Ford
Special thanks to Small Potatoes Catering

October 15 – October 29, 2017 | San Francisco
Sundays at 11am in The Marsh Cafe

*PLEASE NOTE: STORYBORSCHT is a special event. No passes, no discounts, no refunds, no exchanges.


Storyborscht in the News!

J. Weekly

SF Chronicle 

Broadway World

Event Description

“Let me feed your body and soul.”

Charlie Varon’s STORYBORSCHT is a new, pop-up experience combining storytelling and food in an intimate setting. Charlie performs his new story “Back in the World” and serves you a homemade brunch. Appetizer! Charlie’s renowned hot borscht! Fruit for dessert!

At The Marsh Café, San Francisco
NOTE that Storyborscht is limited to 20 tickets, and Marsh passes are not valid for this special event. No discount tickets, no refunds, no exchanges. If you cannot use your tickets, give them to a friend!

The Story: Back in the World
“Back in the World” is the next installment of Charlie’s cycle of stories set in a Jewish retirement home. Adele, the most anxious resident, finds that jealousy of the popular Selma is all she needs to propel herself out of security and back into life.

Charlie’s Borscht
Hearty, delicious, and revivifying–this is hot Russian borscht made with beets, cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, onion, garlic, dill, and parsley. Vegan. Served with sour cream, and bread & butter.

Artist Biography

STORYBORSCHT is the latest innovation of an artist who has been pushing the boundaries of storytelling at The Marsh for over a quarter century. The San Francisco Chronicle has credited Charlie Varon with “redefining the medium” of solo performance. Varon’s many hit shows (including Rush Limbaugh in Night School & Second Time Around) and his directing projects (including Dan Hoyle’s many solo shows) have consistently surprised and delighted audiences.

Since 2011, Charlie has been working on a series of stories about old Jews living at a retirement home in San Francisco. These have been brought to the stage in his solo show Feisty Old Jew (2014) and in Second Time Around (2016), his duet with cellist Joan Jeanrenaud. Storyborscht is the next installment in the series.

Show Info

Tickets: $50 – $75 open seating
October 15 – October 29, 2017 | San Francisco
NOTE: Meal is included in show
Sundays at 11am in The Marsh Cafe
3 Hours Including Meal | 1 Intermission | Ages 15+ | Please do not bring infants to the show