Maria Nys (° 1899) was Belgium's first Hollywood wife. She was born in Bellem near Aalter and was at boarding school in Eeklo. Her husband was not an actor or director, but a writer, Aldous Huxley, author of one of the most famous cult novels ever written Brave New World. The couple lived a long time in Hollywood. She made close friendships with stars like Greta Garbo, Charlie Chaplin, Marlene Dietrich and Walt Disney.
Trumpeter Bart Maris, soprano Sylvie De Pauw and writer Kristien Hemmerechts bring Maria's story in an intimate and revealing presentation.
Trumpeter Bart Maris, soprano Sylvie De Pauw and well known writer Kristien Hemmerechts bring Maria's story in an intimate and revealing presentation.
It is really extraordinary that Mary Nys as a sixteen year old refugee from Belgium has ended up on the side of Aldous Huxley. Inspired by the letters of the young woman, the show Brave New Mary brings a posthumous tribute to this remarkable woman. .