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FATHER, SON AND HOLY COACH at the Odyssey Theatre

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Paul Birchall  – Stage Raw

Writer/performer John Posey’s solo show is about the strained relationship between a driven football-crazed dad and his more laidback and thoughtful son. In the program, Posey notes that the story is not autobiographical, though it does contain elements of real life and is drawn from the stories of people he knew growing up in the Deep South.   Read more…

Now running through March 30

FATHER, SON AND HOLY COACH at the Whitefire Theatre

Photo by Rainy Night Films

Photo by Rainy Night Films

Pauline Adamek  – Stage Raw

It’s a little difficult to get a fix on writer-performer John Posey’s solo show Father, Son & Holy Coach, which first premiered in 1993 at The Santa Monica Playhouse. Is it a true story? Is it about a real person? No and yes (I think). Although voicing numerous characters throughout the episodic piece, Posey narrates from the perspective of the central character Johnny Sandford, a small town football hero during the 1980s. The setting is a tight-knit Southern town in Tupelo County, Georgia, where “football was more of a life here – it was a religion.” Read more…

Now running through August 30.