Charlie varon the listener
4.4 / 5 Rated by 8 members
Review from Suzanne Cowan
38 events 13 reviews

Charlie Varon delivers a dramatic reading of his bittersweet, gently ironic short stories reflecting the lives and observations of elderly Jewish residents of a San Francisco assisted living facility. The stories are so true-to-life that you'd...continued

reviewed Jan 06 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from cathy
64 events 24 reviews

The stories are a work in progress. I saw Part 1, and enjoyed that more than Part 2. Part 1 has 3 stories, Part 2 has two stories which should possibly be shortened. Part 2 doesn't benefit from the increased length of each story. With a little...continued

reviewed Jan 20 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from barbara leopold
36 events 20 reviews

Charlie is a very energetic and gifted writer. I enjoyed the vingnettes about his interviewing the elderly. It was a great evening.

reviewed Jan 05 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from boudu
20 events 15 reviews

i hadn't seen part one; that was no problem.

charlie has two stories here, the first with some subtlety and as usual excellent characterisation; the piece kept us engaged, fully attentive throughout. the second sketched a little more broadly,...continued

reviewed Jan 20 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Ron Gorman
36 events 11 reviews

I have seen him previously and loved him. The people he talked about, I think I knew in my youth. Mesmerizing. Can't wait to see what his next stories are.

reviewed Jan 20 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Ellen Fuerst
19 events 6 reviews

Absolutely mesmerizing storyteller.

reviewed Jan 26 2013 report as inappropriate