Off-Broadway's DIXIE'S TUPPERWARE PARTY Rolls Into the Hobby Center 10/10

Off-Broadway's DIXIE'S TUPPERWARE PARTY Rolls Into the Hobby Center 10/10"Dixie's Tupperware Party," the hilarious show starring Dixie Longate which turned Off-Broadway into Tupperware-mania and garnered the prestigious 2008 Drama Desk Award Nomination rolls into the Hobby Center for a strictly limited engagement of 16 performances beginning Tuesday, Oct. 10 to Sunday, Oct. 22. Celebrating its 10th season, the production, written by Kris Andersson, is playing in Houston as part of a tour that has, so far, logged more than 1,100 performances worldwide.

"Dixie's Tupperware Party" stars Dixie Longate as the fast-talking Tupperware Lady who has packed up her catalogues, and left her children in an Alabama trailer park to journey across America. Audiences howl with laughter as Dixie throws a good ol' fashioned tupperware party filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, FREE giveaways, audience participation and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage. Loaded with the most up-to-date products available for purchase.

The hilarious off-Broadway smash made The LA Times rave, "I was laughing too hard to breathe." After a final meeting with her parole officer, Dixie, a mother of three from an Alabama trailer park, straightened out her life by selling the iconic plastic bowls. Her unique blend of interactive comedy, Southern storytelling and empowerment have made this show an international hit.

Join Dixie and her booze-filled sippy cup, to learn her alternative uses for what she calls "the most fantastic plastic crap on the planet", in a show that made The Today Show cheer, "This is not your grandmother's Tupperware Party!"

Produced by Down South, LLC and directed by Patrick Richwood, Dixie's Tupperware Party features costumes designed by Miss Longate and lighting designed by Richard Winkler.

Tickets for "Dixie's Tupperware Party" start at $34 and are on sale now, available by phone (713) 315-2525, online at www.thehobbycenter.org, and at the Hobby Center Box Office (800 Bagby, Houston, TX 77002, open Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday to Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information call (713) 315-2525 or visit the Hobby Center online at www.thehobbycenter.org. For more information about "Dixie's Tupperware Party," visit www.dixiestupperwareparty.com.

Dixie Longate, America's most infamous #1 Personal Seller of Tupperware, hails from Mobile, Alabama. She got her start with the fantastic Plastic bowls in 2001 when her parole officer mandated that she get a job in order to get her children returned to her custody. Within a year, she was in among the top sellers in the nation because of her unique perspective on those plastic bowls that have been around since 1948. Surviving 3 husbands, Dixie is the sometimes-proud parent of 3 children: Wynona, Dwayne, and Absorbine, Jr. Her Tupperware party caught the eye of some New York Theatre producers and in 2007 Dixie appeared in the self-titled show, "Dixie's Tupperware Party" off-Broadway for which she garnered a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance. The show is in its 9th season on national tour in theatres far and wide across the fruited plain. For more info or to see pictures of Dixie doing nefarious things, go to her website, www.DixieLongate.com.

The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts is operated by the Hobby Center Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Its mission is to expand Houston's reputation as a world-class cultural center by providing a premier performing arts facility, fostering accessibility to the performing arts and promoting arts education, with an emphasis on musical theater. The complex houses two performance chambers, an award-winning restaurant, and an 800-car capacity on- premise parking garage. Please visit thehobbycenter.org.




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