F. Murray Abraham to Star in The Mentor at Vaudeville Theatre

Daniel Kehlmann’s The Mentor is moving to the Vaudeville Theatre, Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Nica Burns announced. The production, which stars F Murray Abraham, will run from 24th June to 2nd September 2017. Also, it will have a press opening on 4th July.

Abraham will play the lead character Benjamin Rubin, a pendant writer basking in the glory of his past success. Joining him are Daniel Weyman, Naomi Frederick, and Jonathan Cullen. Meanwhile, Olivier Award-winner Laurence Boswell is directing the play.

The production also features set design by Polly Sullivan, lighting direction by Colin Grenfell, and original music by Dave Price.

About The Mentor and its Cast

The Mentor creator David Kehlmann is also the author of novel Measuring the World. This production was translated by Christopher Hampton from the original German version and originally premiered at the Theatre Royal Bath on 6th April 2017. This is the first of Kehlmann’s plays to be performed outside of his native Germany.

F Murray Abraham stars in Daniel Kehlmann's The Mentor at Vaudeville Theatre
F Murray Abraham stars as Benjamin Rubin in Daniel Kehlmann’s The Mentor at Vaudeville Theatre. Photo courtesy of Boston Globe.

F Murray Abraham is a Hollywood legend best known for winning the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Salieri in the film Amadeus. His other screen credits include All the President’s MenScarface, and The Grand Budapest Hotel. Moreover, he has performed in several Broadway productions including Angels in AmericaA Month in the Country, and most recently It’s Only a Play.

Daniel Weyman, who plays the rising literary star and wunderkind Martin Wegner, has performed in plays like Nicholas NicklebyKing Lear, and Kafka’s Dick.

Meanwhile, Naomi Frederick’s theatre credits include Hobson’s ChoiceThe Heresy of Love, and Much Ado About Nothing.

Lastly, Jonathan Cullen starred in Ustinov Studio’s Trouble in Mind. He also performed in Enemy of the PeopleDoctor Faustus, and Love the Sinner.

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