Chalke, Lloyd and Chernus Try to Create Fate at Williamstown, July 13-24

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The Williamstown Theatre Festival will present the world premiere of the new Etan Frankel play Create Fate July 13-24 on the Nikos Stage. John Bedford Lloyd, Sarah Chalke and Michael Chernus star.
Sarah Chalke in Create Fate
Sarah Chalke in Create Fate Photo by Richard Feldman

Lloyd replaced Joe Pantoliano midway into the rehearsal process.

The drama is directed by Christopher Ashley.

The play is described thusly: "Love can be a brutal game. When the deck is stacked against him, Nathan does the only thing he can to get the love of his life to notice him: he calls in the professionals. When is true love a product of fate, and when is it just a set of well-choreographed accidents?"

Lloyd's many credits include Broadway's The Rainmaker, Off-Broadway's Flaubert's Latest and several productions at Williamstown.

Chalke's stars on TV's "Scrubs" and recently appeared Off-Broadway in Modern Orthodox. *

The festival began on July 6 with a new production of Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan.

The revival is directed by Moises Kaufman. Starring are Jack Willis (Julius Caesar) as Lord Augustus Lorton, Corey Brill (Cabaret) as Lord Windermere, Derek Lucci as Parker the Butler, Isabel Keating as Duchess of Berwick, Adam Rothenberg as Lord Darlington, Sandra Shipley as Lady Jedburgh, Jean Smart as Mrs. Erlynne, Samantha Soule as Lady Windermere, Benjamin Walker as Cecil Graham and Chandler Williams as Mr. Dumby.

The designers include Neil Patel (sets), Kaye Voyce (costumes), David Lander (lights) and Andre Pluess (sound).

The festival runs July 6 through Aug. 28, beginning a bit later than the customary late-June start.


The WTF 2005 season, in brief, is as follows:

Main Stage Season:

  • Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde, directed by Moisés Kaufman, July 6-17
  • Top Girls by Caryl Churchill, directed by Jo Bonney, July 20-31
  • On the Razzle by Tom Stoppard, directed by David Jones, Aug. 3-14
  • Bus Stop by William Inge, directed by Will Frears, Aug. 17-28 Nikos Stage Season:

  • Create Fate by Etan Frankel, July 13-24
  • The Sugar Syndrome by Lucy Prebble, directed by Maria Mileaf, July 27-Aug. 7
  • Tough Titty by Oni Faida Lampley, Directed by Charles Randolph Wright, Aug. 10-21
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