An Evening With John Astin: Gomez, Poe And The Usual Suspects – Broadway, television star and Academy Award® nominee John Astin offers an eclectic evening of excerpts from well known works by Edgar Allan Poe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Shakespeare, Kurt Weill, Thomas Wolfe, e.e. cummings, Ezra Pound and others combined with anecdotes and film clips from the popular TV series “The Addams Family” in which he portrayed the eccentric patriarch Gomez. John is Visiting Professor, Writing Seminars and Director of Theater Arts and Studies at Johns Hopkins University.