Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape featuring John Elliott and Directed by Brett Cline (guest opening act: Dean Haakenson of Be Brave Bold Robot) - Private Parlor Show (($15 before//$20 day of show))

Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape featuring John Elliott and directed by Brett Cline

"Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape is a tour-de-force for one man, is the most affectionate portrait of a character that Beckett has ever done: an aging man who lives a lonely and shabby existence in a darkened room. At year's end, he takes out a bottle of wine, a banana and his tape recorder, and he listens as his own voice from the past recounts the glories and hopes of his youth." --- Samuel French, Inc.

John Elliott

John is a writer, performer, singer, player, jammer, producer, recorder, historian, camper, traveller, pilot, and cyclist. He lives in San Francisco right now, but grew up in suburban Minnesota. He had called many places home, including but not limited to: Brooklyn, Austin, suburban Chicago, several Los Angeles locations (Los Feliz, Studio City, Venice, Echo Park), and the great old American road for two years in a Honda Civic.

John believes in the Bruce Springsteen live performance work ethic, nonviolence, the Bob Dylan smirk of irreverence and humor, the American Dream that never has been and never will be, and communicating with our so-called enemies.

John Elliott writes gripping stream-of-consciousness songs that often take unexpected turns en route to delivering a powerful message. Chuck Schiele of The San Diego Troubadour wrote about Elliott's lyrics: "They get in, make their statement, kick you in the teeth, and get out before they start talking too much...And this lends to the urge of rolling any track to its beginning for another spin."

Elliott began playing at various Hollywood venues in 2001, had expanded throughout southern California by 2003, and later became a nationally touring artist. He has performed in several countries and every state except Hawaii. His music has been featured on hit TV shows including Grey's Anatomy and Californication, as well as in PASTE Magazine, on NPR
and Neil Young's "Living With War" website. Also various other places in reality and on the internet, including iTunes, campfires, cars, and vasectomy surgeon offices during operations.

Brett Cline

Theater Owner, Director, Playwright, Musician, Dreamer

Dean Haakenson (of Be Brave Bold Robot)

"...Haakenson's a giant, heavily sweating, bearded man who belts out the songs with a kind of desperation that makes it difficult to turn away, and his music is both interesting and emotional, riding the edge between dynamic complexity and straightforward rock. When the band was at its best (which was often at the show) the sound was something akin to the Counting Crows covering Frank Zappa, or like Calexico performing the collected works of Les Claypool... This is good music, and you should hear it." -- Christian Kiefer, Sacramento News and Review, and Novelist at

"I thought you guys sounded great as usual. and you're the most creative lyricist in town, perhaps in California, perhaps in the English speaking world. you have humor and trouble all intertwined. very good stuff." - Gabe Nelson (Bassist of Cake, and his band Bellygunner)

“The worlds he creates with his lyrics are so crystal clear and beautiful, its as if someone put Kurt Vonnegut stories to music.”
- Christopher Bell, NY Musician at

$15.00 - $20.00


$15 in advance and $20 day of show online and at the door.

Private Parlor Shows are open to all friends and fans of The Lost Church and the performers.

Seating is first come, first served. We recommend you buy in advance to ensure being a part of the event (parlor shows often sell out), but you can also try purchasing at the door on the night of the show.

Online sales are active until 9:30pm the night of show (unless sold out). You can purchase tickets right at the door using a card via your phone and the above link. That old-fashioned cash is also accepted, of course.

Ages 12 and over are welcome.

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