Welcome to Tupelo County, Georgia, where even the local Easter egg hunt takes on legendary, Super Bowl proportions. In Father, Son & Holy Coach, Friday night football is the motif that illuminates a father/son journey gone hilariously off the rails. Over the course of 85 minutes, Posey seamlessly portrays over two dozen different characters — the entire town of Tupelo.
“It’s a very funny, but also poignant, study of the fragile psyche of an aggressively overprotective father,” explains Posey. “This man’s main reason for living is to prevent his child from experiencing what he perceives to be life’s failures. Finally, after years of trying to live up to his father’s expectations, the son must go his own way.”
Posey debuted Father, Son & Holy Coach to rave reviews in1993 (“Wonderful… much humor drawn from real people” — Daily Variety; “A funny and absorbing chronicle of a fanatical father’s attempt to rear a gridiron superstar” —Los Angeles Times) and has since toured it all around the country. The screen adaptation has recently been set up at Salt Entertainment Group.
Best known as Scott McCall on the MTV series Teen Wolf, producer Tyler Posey is John’s real-life son.
“This is a father/son story, and this production is a father/son endeavor,” John says.
Father, Son & Holy Coach opens for press on Feb. 13 and continues through March 20. Performances take place Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. There will be two preview performances, on Thursday, Feb. 11 and Friday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. All tickets are $25, except previews which are $15. Presented by Rainy Night Films in association with Tyler Posey in a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West Los Angeles, 90025. For more information, go to (323) 960-7724 or go to www.holycoach.net/.