Theatre 33 at Willamette University’s 10th annual Summer New Play Festival presents – “The Great Bub”, a new Pop-up Reading by Nora Douglass
July 23, 2:00pm
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 the day 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 from Vietnam, injured, disillusioned and angry. Mud’s grandmother ultimately disappears into her dementia, but 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, growing up and finding a way through loss.