A Satirical Undertaking: Celebrating the Life of Mayor Ron Corbett

September 29, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone

After the success of last year’s comic eulogy for the still-living Linda Langston, A Satirical Undertaking returns. This year, we will be celebrating the life of Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett. Join us at the Douglas Mansion on Friday, September 29 for an event that’s sure to have you dying of laughter.

A Satirical Undertaking—Celebrating the Life of Mayor Ron Corbett reflects the fact that The History Center’s future home, the Douglas Mansion, was a mortuary for over eight decades. The event will include food, beer, and wine, along with a unique performance by members of SPT Theater, the funniest performers in Linn County!



“What a great evening for a great cause. We loved the opportunity to have an insider’s tour of the mansion, to socialize with friends, and to laugh through a good-hearted send up of the dearly departed.” – Doug and Gayle Elliot

“Throw friends, food, drink and hilarious comedy (at a local celebrity’s expense) under a big circus tent on a summer night in an historic setting and you can’t lose. The History Center has come up with the perfect formula for FUN and fundraising. We can’t wait to see who’s on the spit this year!” – Bradley and Jade Hart

Want to see what happened at last year’s event? Check out this video!

Ticket Availability

Tickets are available now for the honored position of Pallbearer Patrons, but don’t worry, no heavy lifting will be required! As a patron, you will be treated like family of the deceased with reserved parking, a commemorative key chain, a corsage, and an invitation to the Pallbearer Patron Party, which will be held on Thursday, September 21. Given the limited seating, waiting to buy these tickets might be a grave mistake, so get yours today.

Tickets for general seating will be available on August 1. All tickets include food, drink, and the show.

If you prefer to pay by check, please fill out this form and mail it to The History Center at 716 Oakland Rd NE, Ste 103, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402. You may also visit the office in person to pay by check.