‘Indy Jones’ Musical Comedy Gets an Extended Run

A scene from Indy Jones and the Raiders of the Last Temple of the Doomed Ark
Photo: Marcia Davis/Seattle Public Theatre

While this year’s summer blockbusters have been few and far between, you have a chance to re-live some of the best action adventure films of all time in a new way. After a fantastic opening weekend, The Habit has announced that they are already extending their current show, Indy Jones and the Raiders of the Last Temple of the Doomed Ark, through September 22, 2019.

The new production is from the same crew who created the unconventional holiday show, A Very Die Hard Christmas hoping to recreate more nostalgia fun and it appears that they’ve done it with Indy Jones.

“The Habit love riffing on 80s films and pop culture,” said director Mark Siano who also wrote music for the show. “We were looking for something that inspired our writing team, and the classic Indiana Jones movies hit the spot.”

A scene from Indy Jones and the Raiders of the Last Temple of the Doomed Ark
Photo: Marcia Davis/Seattle Public Theatre

According to The Habbit, Indy Jones is a mashup spoof of the first three Indiana Jones movies pretending that the Crystal Skull movie never happened. “Indy Jones is a Crystal Skull-free zone” says a recent press release from the theatre troupe.

The plot involves Indy Jones and Marion Ravenwood’s race to save humanity from a seemingly unstoppable war machine. They must find and secure the sacred and powerful Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis turn it into a weapon of mass destruction.

Indy Jones weaves together jokes, songs, and commentary into a fun night of escapism played out live onstage,” says The Habbit.

A scene from Indy Jones and the Raiders of the Last Temple of the Doomed Ark
Photo: Marcia Davis/Seattle Public Theatre

So, this show sounds like a lot of fun, but it’s not for kids. The Habbit gives the show a PG-13 rating for “language, adult situations and lots of swearing.” The overabundance of swearing might be a turn off to some theatre-goers, but at least you have been warned.

Indy Jones and the Raiders of the Last Temple of the Doomed Ark is currently playing at the Seattle Public Theatre (aka Green Lake’s Bathhouse Theatre) through September 22, 2019 (although, they will be having a holiday break from August 26 – September 2). The theatre is located at 7312 West Green Lake Drive N., Seattle 98103. Tickets range from $26-$32 and can be purchased online or by calling the box office at 206.524.1300.

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Author: Jeffrey Totey

I write about arts and entertainment in the greater Seattle area.

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