Jared Bowen's Arts Ahead: Dark Ages

By Jared Bowen

Feb, 9, 2012

Cast of The Addams Family surrounds Cortney Wolfson (Wednesday Addams). Photo by Jeremy Daniel

BOSTON — If you take your macabre light, consider the the black comedy musical based on Charles Addams's New Yorker cartoons (also the inspiration of the popular 1964 TV show), The Addams Family, To go a little deeper, contemplate climate change through the lense of a  turn-of-the-century exploration team stranded in the Antarctic. For total immersion into fearful dark, step into ancient Pompei and see what was captured under volcanic ash for over 1,700 years.

The Addams Family Musical
Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre
Through February 19th
Gomez and Morticia endure new trauma inflicted by their "normal" daughter, Wednesday Addams, and her new, sweet boyfriend.

69o S (The Shackleton Project)
by Phantom Limb, presented by Arts Emerson
Paramount Theatre Mainstage
Through February 12th
The real life story of a group of gentlemen frozen (literally) in crisis informs a new play about the realities of a changing environment and the planet’s uncertain future. A presentation of incredible puppetry and music evokes deep emotion from viewers and left Jared without words to describe the experience.

A Day In Pompeii
Museum of Science
Through February 12th
A 13,000-square-foot touring exhibit immerses visitors in the richness of one of the greatest archaeological treasures ever unearthed. A remarkable collection that conveys so much about life in the early Roman Empire.

More Arts & Drama


Sound Tracks


WGBH Music


Call the Midwife

Sign Up

Sign-up for WGBH Arts & Drama updates, WGBH promotions, and previews of what's coming up on WGBH TV.

Support for WGBH is provided by:
Become a WGBH sponsor