By Greg Carannante
City & Shore Magazine
It was while a student at Saint Andrew’s School in Boca Raton that actor John Posey’s star was born. The 1968 George Plimpton/Alan Alda football film Paper Lion was being shot on campus, and Posey worked his way into a small role.
Eventually he picked up the ball and ran with it to a 30-year career in TV, film and theater, scoring credits from Seinfeld to How to Get Away With Murder. His one-man play, Father, Son & Holy Coach, brings him full circle with its first Florida performances this weekend – at Saint Andrew’s, 7 p.m. Friday (4/28) and Saturday (4/29) and 2 p.m. Sunday (4/30).
Portraying 20 different people in the 90-minute production, Posey has toured the country with the critically acclaimed show, which he also wrote, since its debut in 1993.
Of his years at Saint Andrew’s from 1968 to 1972, Posey says: “I was angling toward a career in writing, which, obviously has been a big part of my career. I discovered theater [at the University of Florida] while performing with improv groups.”
The play humorously focuses on a father-and-son relationship, and one of its co-producers is Posey’s real-life son, Tyler Posey, best known as Scott McCall on the MTV series Teen Wolf. He will join his father for the Boca shows.
“This is a father-son story, and the production is a father-son endeavor,” Posey says.
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Photo: John Posey and Tyler Posey