The Black Mass: The Final Episode

Tune in to The Black Mass today at 11am and 7pm Pacif­ic Time (19:00 and 03:00 GMT), for the last  in our land­mark series of chill­ing 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.

Today we present

bm_fliesFLIES by Antho­ny Ver­coe
Adapt­ed and Per­formed by: Erik Bauers­feld
Sound Effects and Tech­ni­cal Pro­duc­tion by: Fred Sei­den
Pro­duc­tion Assis­tant: Maria Gilardin

The flies from the time of the plague haunt­ed the old house. Now they feed on the new­com­ers: “From under the crack at the bot­tom of the door came an end­less wrig­gling stream of fat black bod­ies. For a moment there was a com­plete still­ness, then in a mass they rose and the room echoed to the shrill sav­age beat­ing of their wings”.

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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