John Bedford Lloyd Replaces Pantoliano in Williamstown's Create Fate

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John Bedford Lloyd has replaced Joe Pantoliano in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of Create Fate, running July 13-24, it was announced.

Lloyd will star with Sarah Chalke and Michael Chernus on The Nikos Stage in the Etan Frankel drama, which is directed by Christopher Ashley.

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

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?"


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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