First Aired: April 10, 1974
"The Contractor," a slice-of-life drama by David Storey, is about a wealthy contractor who hires five laborers to erect, then dismantle, a pavilion for his daughter's wedding. This adaptation of the 1969 play was staged by New York's Chelsea Theater Center. Ewbank: John Wardwell. Fitzpatrick: Joseph Maher. Glendenning: Kevin O'Connor. Marshall: Michael Finn. Kay: Reid Shelton. Bennett: George Taylor. Paul: John Roddick. Mrs. Ewbank: Dorothy Chace.
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- Premiered: November 4, 1972
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh… (more)