The Black Mass: A Country Doctor by Franz Kafka

Tune in to The Black Mass today at 11am and 7pm Pacif­ic Time (19:00 and 03:00 GMT), 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.

Today we present

by Franz Kaf­ka

The Doc­tor: Erik Bauers­feld
The Patient: Lar­ry Madin
Rose: Pat Franklyn
The Groom: Bernard Mayes
Tec­ni­cal Pro­duc­tion by: John Whit­ing
Music Com­posed and Per­formed by: Peter Win­kler
Adapt­ed and Pro­duced by: Erik Bauers­feld

A doc­tor’s night­ly atten­dance on a dying boy who can­not, or will not, be saved.

Next week at the same time: Dis­il­lu­sion­ment by Thomas Mann — a tale that is also, some­what para­dox­i­cal­ly per­haps, the ori­gin of a pop­u­lar song.

Read more about The Black Mass on the Bay Area Radio Dra­ma web site.
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