Tuffer and Roderick are gay best friends who are both turning 40, and neither is exactly enthralled by this chronological fact. Roderick copes by adopting a healthy life style and studying Krav Maga to keep fit. Tuffer does the polar opposite, drinking, smoking or snorting any intoxicant substance he can get his hands on, while seeking a succession of younger men as playthings.
Roderick takes it upon himself to (once again) rescue Tuffer from his self-destructive conduct and convinces Tuffer to accompany him on a visit to Roderick's Jewish ex-hippie/new age mom in the desert of New Mexico to get cleaned up. Tuffer consents on one condition: he gets to have his latest gorgeous young boy-toy, the smarter-than-he-looks Brandon, in tow.
Once there, Roderick and Tuffer will be compelled to confront the deepest truths about each other.
The title of the new play, The Jamb, comes from Tuffer's observation: "We grew up between the old shame and the new show. Post-Stonewall, pre-Will & Grace. We weren't exactly stuck in the closet, but we hadn't fully entered the room yet, either. We were in the doorjamb. Of the closet."