Gay punks Tuffer and Roderick are turning forty. Neither wants to face it.
While Tuffer continues to smoke, snort, and screw his way through Manhattan’s gay male population, Roderick’s gone straightedge, embracing activism and martial arts. With the arrival of Tuffer’s latest boy toy, Brandon, Roderick can take no more. After a disastrous quasi-intervention, Tuffer agrees to a sobering-up at Roderick’s mother’s house in rural New Mexico.
But when Roderick’s mother Abigail, a formerly successful folk singer, throws the guys a very organic birthday party, twenty years of tension comes to a head. They must confront one another, and themselves, in a kind of spiritual exile on the high desert. Each is on the verge of something new, almost somewhere, in the jamb.
The Jamb is a coming-of-middle-age story, a romantic comedy on crystal meth that takes a look at how the lives and relationships of gay American men who grew up post-Stonewall and pre-Will And Grace have been impacted by pop culture, politics and addiction.
Directed by Obie-winner David Drake, and supported by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the League Of Independent Theater.