January 26, 2015

World premiere reading of "The Amanuensis" set for February 9

Frederick Delius
The first staged reading of The Amanuensis, a new full-length play by Bryan Colley, will take place at MDC on Monday, February 9, at 7 p.m.

The Amanuensis tells the story of a young musician from England who goes to live with the composer Frederick Delius in France. His goal is to help him write music, but he finds the elderly Delius is both paralyzed and blind, and hasn't composed a note in years. This is a true story based on the book Delius As I Knew Him by Eric Fenby. The reading will be a first draft of the play specifically to get feedback while it's still rough and malleable.

Directed by Tara Varney, the reading will feature Michael Golliher as Eric Fenby, Bob Allen as Frederick Delius, Nancy Marcy as Jelka Delius, and Jason Miller as Percy Grainger.

The reading is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, please visit the event's Facebook page.