Great Performances

  • 1972
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

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 perhaps its most famous. There have been more than 600 `Great Performances' all told. Some might have been...

Ah, Wilderness

First Aired: October 13, 1976

Eugene O'Neill's comedy, "Ah, Wilderness!" focuses on a small-town family's Fourth of July at the turn of the century. One member isn't celebrating: a lovesick teenager whose girl breaks up with him. Staged by Connecticut's Long Wharf Theatre. Richard: Richard Backus. Nat: William Swetland. Essie: Geraldine Fitzgerald. Sid: John Braden. Lily: Joyce Ebert. Belle: Suzanne Lederer. Muriel: Swoosie Kurtz. Arthur: Victor Garber. Mildred: Christina Whitmore. Tommy: Anthony Petrillo. Nora: Linda Hunt.

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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)

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