Today at 11am and 7pm Pacific Time (19:00 and 03:00 UK time), please join us for the latest in our continuing series of chilling landmark radio dramas by some of literature’s most famous authors. The Black Mass was produced by Erik
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The Black Mass — “The Death of Halpyn Fraser” by Ambrose Bierce

in Radio Riel Main

by Elrik Merlin on Wednesday, 6 June, 2012

The Black Mass - logo by Terry Lightfoot

Today at 11am and 7pm Pacific Time (19:00 and 03:00 UK time), please join us for the latest in our continuing series of chilling landmark radio dramas by some of literature’s most famous authors.

The Black Mass was produced by Erik Bauersfeld and John Whiting at KPFA in Berkeley, California between 1963 and 1970, and is presented by kind permission of Erik Bauersfeld and Bay Area Radio Drama.

Our tale today is The Death of Halpyn Fraser, by Ambrose Bierce, which in many senses extends the boundaries of the traditional Gothic tale. “One dark night in midsummer a man waking from a dreamless sleep in a forest lifted his head from the earth, and staring a few moments into the blackness, said: “Catherine Larue.” He said nothing more; no reason was known to him why he should have said so much…”

In conjunction with the broadcast, for listeners who are resident of Second Life, there will be an in-world listening party for the 7pm Pacific performance, at the Bucket of Blood Public House in New Babbage:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/New%20Babbage/155/160/104

Next week at the same time: An Evening’s Entertainment, by M R James.

Read more about The Black Mass on the Bay Area Radio Drama web site.
Our logo for the series was designed specially by Terry Lightfoot of To A T Designs.


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