From the comedy writers who have had Seattle in stitches for decades and the creators of last year’s sell-out super hit, A Very Die Hard Christmas, comes a new adaption – Indy Jones and the Raiders of the Last Temple of the Doomed Ark. Sketch writers from critically acclaimed troupe The Habit have teamed up with Seattle Public Theater to create a new musical comedy that is sure to bring a blockbuster to the shores of Green Lake this summer. Tickets are on sale now and performances are to be held at the Bathhouse Theatre August 15 – September 15, 2019.

(Photo Credit: Seth Halleran)

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

“Snakes. Why’d it have to be snakes?” (Photo Credit: Marcia Davis)

The story is a mashup of the original trilogy (Indy Jones dutifully denies that the Crystal Skull ever happened) with the original film at the thematic center and then peppered with memorable scenes from the second and third films. Indy Jones weaves together jokes, songs, and commentary into a fun night of escapism played out live onstage. Follow Indy Jones and Marion Ravenwood in a 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.

(Photo Credit: Seth Halleran)

THEATRICAL CREDITS:
Director: Mark Siano
Playwrights: Jeff Schell, Ryan Dobosh, and The Habit
Musical Director: John Kranz
Costume Design: Valerie Snyder
Properties: Robin Macartney
Lighting Design: Dani Norberg
Sound Design: Rob Witmer and Evan Mosher

(Photo Credit: Marcia Davis)

CAST:
Indy: Casey Raiha
Marion: Helen Roudhill
Boulder: Izzy Schonfeld
Belzig + other roles: Brandon Felker
Sallah + other roles: Hisam Goueli
Piano Nazi: John Kranz
Grammar Nazi + other roles: M. Keala Milles Jr.
Musgrove + other roles: Gaby Sanchez Samano
Belloq + other roles: Mark Siano
Noodles + other roles: Sue Slakter
Parking Nazi + other roles: Justine Stillwell

(Photo Credit: Marcia Davis)

WHERE:
Seattle Public Theater (Green Lake’s Bathhouse Theatre)
7312 West Green Lake Drive N.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 524-1300

WHEN:
August 15 – September 15, 2019
*holiday break from August 26 – September 2
Times vary

TICKETS:
$26.00 – $34.00
*PG-13 for language, adult situations, lots of swearing
Online Box Office: SeattlePublicTheater.org

About Lesley Kilp

Lesley is the founder and editor of What's Up NW. Prior to creating WhatsUpNW.com, she was the Seattle city editor for AskMissA.com. For both publications, Lesley has covered fashion shows, openings, and local charity events.  She has written numerous articles shining the light on local businesses, encouraging readers to always shop local.

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