Ensemble Stage has been showcasing John Posey’s one-man play, “Father, Son & Holy Coach” since Oct. 5 and will continue until Oct. 14.
“The play is going really well,” said Gary Smith, artistic director and vice president of Ensemble Stage. “Everybody’s loving it; standing ovations every night. People have walked out of here going, ‘That was amazing,’ ‘One of your best shows ever,’ ‘He’s amazingly talented,’ ‘I know him from T.V.!’”
Posey is an acclaimed screenwriter, playwright, actor and comedian.
“Father, Son & Holy Coach” explores the vicarious relationship between father and son, convoluting aspects of humor, regret and the dichotomy between success and failure. According to Posey, “A conflicted relationship with my own father had informed and shaped much about me and apparently there was a little exploration that needed attending to.”
Throughout the play, Posey plays 20 different characters, each with a noticeably different voice, physicality and overall demeanor, ultimately showcasing his talent and versatility.
Smith further explicated the play and said, “The show is about a father-and-son relationship that really goes off the rails. Very funny. It’s got football; the father is wanting the son to be this big football star and everything that the kid’s coach says is gospel according to the dad, ergo, father, son and holy coach.”
Tickets for this weekend are still available for purchase by accessing Ensemble Stage’s website, via phone at (828) 414-1844, or by visiting the Box Office at the Hahn Auditorium at The Historic Banner Elk School, 185 Azalea Cir SE, Banner Elk, NC.