The Great Bub

By Nora Douglass

July 22, 2023 • 2:00 pm

Capitol Auto Pavilion
783 Auto Group Ave NE, Salem OR

July 23, 2023 • 2:00 pm

Pelton Theatre • Willamette University

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.

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