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Theater named for ‘Addams Family’ star John Astin

A newly renovated theater in the Johns Hopkins University’s Merrick Barn was renamed Saturday in honor of the actor who originated the role on television of Gomez Addams, husband to Morticia and patriarch of one of America’s weirdest clans on “The Addams Family.”

On hand Saturday night to rename the 104-seat performing space “The John Astin Theatre” after its $210,000 make-over was Astin’s close friend, the actor Ed Asner. (FULL ARTICLE: Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun)