Set in the Castro neighborhood in 1985, Jerker concerns 2 lonely San Francisco men terrified by reports of "the gay cancer" who develop a meaningful, transformative connection via phone sex. JERKER is a naughty, sexy play with redeeming social value. The FCC cites JERKER in its landmark obscenity rulings in the 80s that also implicated radio host Howard Stern.
Written by Robert Chesley, JERKER is one of the first full-length plays to deal with AIDS. In fact, the play pre-dates the common usage of the word "AIDS". Now in its 23rd year, JERKER's themes are urgently relevant today. The New ...Read More