In their latest entry, Geek Girl Burlesque has targeted the Indiana Jones franchise with its particular brand of striptease-infused parody. Indiana Jones (the sultry but tough Sadie Hotkins) and her sassy sidekick Shortround (Bella Canto) crash-land in a remote village and are quickly enlisted by the scantily clad locals to help recover their sacred statue (a purple vibrator) from the evil Pincha Nippol (Ellie Gator).
Clever choreography by director Stella Cheeks manages to make scenes as diverse as the plane ride (a bouncy flight never seemed so ideal), the snake feast and the collapsing walls equal parts silly and salacious. As Pincha Nippol’s assistant, Juicy Lucy commands attention any time she’s on stage, with her frenetic facial expressions and an especially memorable method of calling the villagers forth. Overall though, the story feels more haphazard than previous GGB shows, and while the performers are shapely, the jokes are a bit flat. (Zach Freeman)
Geek Girl Burlesque at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 North Milwaukee, (773)598-4549. $20. Through December 16.