The Great Bub

America’s Vietnam: A generation of boys went off to war. This is the story of one who was lost, one who came home and the families who waited.

It is 1968 and three high school buddies, Bub, Dev and Louis are eager to play army and “join in the fun” in Vietnam. They have made a pact to enlist together right after graduation. Fourteen-year-old Mud, Dev’s little sister, Bub’s pet and Louis’ nemesis feels left behind. With an often-absent mother, she finds herself having to care for Grammy, her ever loving and equally feisty grandmother who is beginning to show signs of forgetfulness.

Only Louis comes home, injured, disillusioned and angry. Mud’s grandmother ultimately disappears into her dementia, and yet it will be Grammy who manages to reach beyond the grief and confusion holding both Mud and Louis back. THE GREAT BUB is about family, unlikely friendships, growing up and accepting loss.

THE GREAT BUB is slated to be part of Theatre 33’s Pop Up Series of New Plays this summer in Salem, Oregon – Readings, July 22 and 23 at Willamette University

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