Art of Murder

Can You Solve the Mystery?

10th Anniversary Celebration!

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 FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2024
Doors Open 5:30 PM    First Scene 6:30 PM

For the 1oth Anniversary of Art of Murder we invite you to tune in for seven episodes of Dysfunctional  Hospital, the tenth longest running daytime drama! This soap opera murder mystery will once again feature TCT’s Improv Comedy Company, Laugh Lines!

Immerse yourself in the excitement, drama, and mystique of a great whodunit. Join us for this interactive indoor murder mystery event. Enjoy food and libations from over a dozen local vendors as you try to deduce the murderer’s identity!

Art of Murder Reservations Open Wednesday, May 22

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PRESENTING DYSFUNCTIONAL HOSPITAL – THE CASE OF THE PEEKABOO ICU

Welcome to the fictitious town of Peekaboo, Connecticut, a sleepy hamlet with a dramatic hospital, St. Vague’s Hospital of the Probably Ill.  

Here the doctors and nurses of the Peekaboo ICU fight desperately to save the life of the comatose heiress, Lotta Cash. But when she mysteriously dies just as she’s about to emerge from her coma, suspisions fall on the staff and patients alike. Did Dr. Fine Goodbody seek to kill his fiancé for her money, or did Nurse Miztake kill her with her incompetence? And who is the new, suspicious intern, Izaul Goode? Can Detective Les A. Ware solve the crime? Or will he need to rely on his famous detective cousin who makes a special guest star appearance? Tune in Friday, June 21 at Topeka Civic Theatre as TCT’s Improvisation Comedy Company, Laugh Lines, returns to perform Dysfunctional Hospital – A Soap Opera Murder called the Case of the Peekaboo ICU.

    ABOUT ART OF MURDER

    Art of Murder is TCT’s annual fundraising event. By making your plans to attend, you ensure Topeka Civic Theatre continues to provide high quality and accessible entertainment for our community, life-long learning opportunities for youth, and inclusive experiences for volunteers to share their unique skills. This year will mark our 10th anniversary of bringing this interactive murder mystery to the Topeka community. Past events have been held at Washburn University, NOTO, Fairlawn Plaza, Downtown Topeka and other venues. We also use this fundraiser to celebrate individual members of the Topeka community as well as local businesses. Our Artistic Director, Shannon Reilly, will integrate special guests and sponsors directly into the performances! Last year we featured our very own comedy improv group, Laugh Lines. They will join us again this year!
     
    Past Celebrities/Honorary Chairs:
    • 2022 | Bill Cochran & Mike Lesser
    • 2019 | Angel Romero
    • 2018 | Sherriff Herman Jones
    • 2017 | Randy & Debra Clayton
    • 2016 | Ralph Hipp
    • 2015 | Garry Cushinberry
    • 2014 | John Dicus
    • 2013 | Jim Ogle

    Our 2024 ART of MURDER Sponsors!

    2024 CORPORATE SPONSORS

    Executive
    $5,000
    Evergy

    Associate
    $2,500
    Bartlett & West
    Capital Federal
    WIBW-TV and wibw.com

    VIP Sponsor
    $2,500
    FHLBank Topeka

    50/50 Sponsor
    $2,500
    SSC CPAs + Advisors

    VIP Food Sponsor
    Engroff Catering

    Food Partners
    Blackbird Espresso Bar and Bistro
    Bobby’s Food Co.
    Doughboyz Pizzeria
    Hazel Hill Chocolate and Confections
    Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q
    Jason’s Deli
    McAlister’s Deli
    MondoQ BBQ
    On the Border
    Paisano’s Ristorante
    Pink City Sweets & Catering Co.
    TaCo Topeka

    Beverage Partners
    Crown Distributors
    Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
    Pepsi Cola of Topeka
    Strathman Sales

    2024 INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS

    Sleuth
    $1,000
    Bill & Kelley Cochran
    Doug & Anita Exline
    Dennis & Pat Petterson

    Inspector
    $500
    Vickie & Roger Brokke
    Clayton Wealth Partners
    Endeavor Private Wealth: Chris McGee
    Becky and Matt Foerschler
    Kooser Auction
    Farmers Insurance: Jarred White
    Gary Cool Construction
    Dennis & Joyce Stover, David & Debbie Holzmeister
    Doug and Jeanine Wells

    Detective
    $250
    Curt Miller & Susan Dickinson
    Classic Cutters – Mike Stanek
    Kevin and Rhonda Han
    Allen & Pattie Klassen
    Marti Leisinger
    Grace & Mike Morrison
    James D. Neely
    Hannah Olson-Thomas
    Liz & Joe Steffen
    Michaela Saunders & Jenay Weekly
    Marilyn & Steve Waugh
    Marlou Wegener
    Edward Jones: Jahnnine Brake

    THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS!

     

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    INFORMATION ABOUT BECOMING A SPONSOR