A award-winning new drama by Clint Jefferies, directed by Jeffery Corrick
Based on historical fact, The Jocker explores relationships between men riding the rails during the great depression. It is 1931. In a hobo jungle near Flagstaff, Arizona, hobos and tramps begin to congregate, lured by the promise of work on a nearby rail spur. Early arrivals include Biloxi Billy, a tramp in his late 40's, and Nat, around 16 -- a Jocker and his 'Gunsel,' (combination servant, apprentice and catamite, a common and amazingly well documented relationship among hobos and tramps of the period.) They soon encounter 'Bama Boy and Shakespeare, two men in a very different sort of sexual relationship. It's the men's conflicting and ever-changing dependence on one another that help them survive – but when Nat makes a desperate move to get away from his abusive jocker, he sets in motion a devastating chain of events that leaves two dead and other lives shattered. Nat may ultimately get what he wished -- but not at all in the way he could of imagined.
No performances May 27 & 28.
Thurs thru Mon at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 3:30 p.m.
Theater: Wings Theatre
Address: 154 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
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Closest subway: 1, 9 to Christopher Street, west on Christopher Street several blocks to theatre
Cost:$20.00, $16.00 Students and Seniors
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Wings Theatre at 212-627-2961
Presented by: Wings Theatre Company Official Web Site: www.wingstheatre.com