The Black Mass: A Country Doctor by Franz Kafka

in Radio Drama, Radio Riel Main, The Black Mass

by Elrik Merlin on Wednesday, 28 November, 2012

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.
Our logo for the series was designed specially by Terry Lightfoot of To A T Designs.

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