Johnny Depp to talk 'madness' at ASU

Posted at 12:00 PM, Mar 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-12 20:49:03-05

Hollywood actor Johnny Depp comes to Arizona State University this weekend to talk about "madness" and the methods of how he creates the characters he portrays in his movies.

"Finding the Creativity in Madness" is part of ASU's Origins Project dialogue series and will focus on "the humanity of madness, revealing Depp's experience and creative method as an actor...while exploring and unraveling the intricate links between creativity and madness," according to the event announcement.

Depp's on-screen characters include Edward Scissorhands, Jack Sparrow ("Pirates of the Caribbean"), Tonto ("The Lone Ranger"), Mad Hatter ("Alice in Wonderland") and Sweeney Todd.

Origins Project Founder and ASU professor Lawrence Krauss will lead the discussion on stage at ASU Gammage. The event happens Saturday, March 12 at 7 p.m.

Tickets range from $12 to $150. Students can get in free, but must come to the ASU Gammage Box Office to reserve a seat--one ticket per student.

An ASU Gammage spokesperson said Friday that some tickets were still available, but they they were selling fast.