The Black Mass — The Jolly Corner

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.

Today’s tale is The Jol­ly Cor­ner by Hen­ry James

by Hen­ry James

Bry­don: Erik Bauers­feld
Alice & Mrs. Mul­doon: Pat Franklyn
Tech­ni­cal Pro­duc­tion by: John Whit­ing
Music Com­posed by: Peter Win­kler
Bas­soon per­formed by: Bill Kauf­mann
Adapt­ed and Direct­ed by: Erik Bauers­feld

Bry­don’s child­hood house is haunt­ed by a fig­ure who might have been him­self. The ghost retreats but is final­ly con­front­ed, hands before his face, refus­ing to see or be seen.

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:

Next week at the same time: The Judge­ment by Franz Kaf­ka.

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.

You can lis­ten to Radio Riel’s Main Stream now at, or sim­ply click here to start your play­er, if your brows­er is con­fig­ured to do so. Lis­ten­ers in the Unit­ed States are encour­aged to tune in using this link:

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