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...

The Rimers of Eldritch

Small-town injustice and desperation are the themes of Lanford Wilson's "The Rimers of Eldritch." The plot concerns a killing, around which the personal stories of the townspeople are revealed. Cora: Rue McClanahan. Eva: Carol Williard. Robert: James Staley. Skelly: Will Hare. Filmed in Pittsville, Md., by Davey Marlin-Jones.

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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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