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Rental Partner: Seattle Theatre Group presents


With Paul Giamatti and Stephen Asma

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Friday, May 17
8:00 pm PDT
$25 - $125


The Great Hall
1119 Eighth Avenue (enter on Eighth Avenue)
Seattle, 98101 United States
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Note: This event has tiered price seating. Click this link to view the seating map.

Presented by Seattle Theater Group.

A psychedelic space themed web banner including head cutouts of Paul Giamatti and Stephen Asma.

Award-winning actor Paul Giamatti and Professor of Philosophy Stephen Asma host a live taping of their hit new podcast CHINWAG. Paul and Stephen will sit down for a freewheeling conversation that may — or may not — dive really, really, really deep into the edge of the known… topics like aliens, science fiction, imagination…

Featuring prominent guests from diverse fields, Chinwag is esoteric in the best way possible, as Paul and Stephen delve into anything and everything: Are we living in a simulation? What’s the most perfect sentence in literature? Is Bigfoot interdimensional? Science, the occult, philosophy, magic mushrooms… it’s all fair game!

Unexpected, hilarious, and maybe even profound — Chinwag is all about having a really, really good chat.

VIP Meet & Greet tickets include a meet & greet with Paul Giamatti and Stephen Asma and a show poster!

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Paul Giamatti is an Oscar-nominated actor who is best known for leading roles in films such as The Holdovers, Cinderella Man, American Splendor, Sideways, and Private Parts. He won an Emmy for his portrayal of John Adams in the HBO miniseries of the same name and recently finished up the long running Showtime series Billions. Other acclaimed roles includes 12 Years a Slave, Love & Mercy, Win Win and Too Big to Fail.

Stephen T. Asma is Professor of Philosophy at Columbia College Chicago, where he is a Senior Fellow of the Research Group in Mind, Science and Culture. He is the author of ten books and writes regularly for publications including The New York Times. He has been an invited lecturer at Harvard, Oxford, Brown University, the Field Museum, and many more. In 2018, Asma was awarded a three-year Henry Luce Foundation grant, The Public Theologies of Technology and Presence program. Stephen Asma was also a professional musician in Chicago for many years, playing with such legends as Bo Diddley and Buddy Guy.

Presented by Seattle Theater Group. For questions about this event, please contact patronservices@townhallseattle.org.

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