Photo Flash: DIXIE'S TUPPERWARE PARTY Returns to L.A.!
Dixie's Tupperware Party, the hilarious off-Broadway one-woman comedy starring Dixie Longate, which took the theater world by storm and garnered a prestigious Drama Desk Award nomination, returns to Los Angeles at the Kirk Douglas Theatre for a strictly limited engagement now through December 30.
Tickets are available at www.dixiestupperwareparty.com.
Written by Kris Andersson, the production is playing Los Angeles as part of the 11th season of the national tour that has so far logged over 1,300 performances worldwide.
Dixie Longate is the fast-talking, gum chewing, ginger-haired Alabama gal who is bringing your grandma's Tupperware party into the 21st century. Audiences howl with laughter as Dixie demonstrates the many alternative uses for the iconic plastic kitchen staple. Filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, audience participation and a little bit of empowerment and homespun wisdom, Dixie's Tupperware Party leaves your heart a little bigger and your food a little fresher.
Margaret Gray in the Los Angeles Times said, "Dixie's Tupperware Party is a sweet homage to the inventiveness and tenacity of the human spirit ... when you encounter a performer with comic timing this effortless and charisma this potent, you have to just sit back and let her roll over you like a steamroller in a blue dress and bouffant wig. Whatever you think of Tupperware now, Dixie will make you believe you need it. You may just want it all. She's that good!"
Paul Hodgins in the Orange County Register said Dixie's Tupperware Party "combines bawdy comedy, brilliant improvisation, cheery insults of the male gender and, yes, the promotion and sale of Tupperware. ... the humor is infectious. At this time of year, Dixie's just the kind of holiday pick-me-up that certain women need. And who can't use a little more Tupperware?"
Produced by Down South LLC, Louise Hall Beard, and Joe Everett Michaels and directed by Patrick Richwood, Dixie's Tupperware Party features costumes designed by Miss Longate and lighting designed by Richard Winkler. There is three-hour FREE covered parking at Culver City City Hall with validation, which can be processed in the Douglas lobby. Make sure to bring your parking ticket with you to the theatre. The parking rate is $1 for each 30 minutes thereafter. Enter on Duquesne Ave.
Hey hookers, I come from Mobile, Alabama. Back in 2001, I started selling Tupperware as part of the conditions of my parole, (apparently I needed some sort of a job in order to get my kids back) and I have never had so much fun going to parties and drinking for free in my life. Within a year, I was one of the top sellers of the famous plastic bowls in the entire nation because, well, me and some Tupperware and a bunch of partying women in a trailer park add up to lots of plastic bowls sold. I have 3 kids: Wynona, Dwayne, and Absorbine, Jr. and 3 ex-husbands. All of 'em have somehow died, but I ain't crying about it. I'm way too busy traveling all over the place bringing creative food storage solutions to y'all.
My Tupperware party caught the eye of some New York Theatre producers and in 2007, and they moved me from the living room to the stage. I had my big opening off-Broadway. Back the truck up!
I took my show on the road and I'm now gearing up for my 11th Season on the road having played theatres far and wide across the fruited plain as well as Scotland, London, Canada and Australia (where I didn't even realize they had food.)
For more info or to see pictures of me doing fun things, go to my website. www.DixieLongate.com
Kris Andersson is a Los Angeles-based writer who debuted Dixie's Tupperware Party at the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival. Following that, the show ran Off-Broadway at the prestigious Ars Nova Theater. He has also written the sequel Dixie's Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull (And 16 other things I learned while I was drinking last Thursday) in partnership with the Denver Center for the Performing Arts that has been touring since 2014.
Tupperware pioneered the direct marketing strategy made famous by the Tupperware party. Brownie Wise (1913-1992), a former sales representative of Stanley Home Products, developed the strategy. Tupperware was known-at a time when women came back from working during World War 2 only to be told to "go back to the kitchen" -as a method of empowering women, and giving them a toehold in the post-war business world. During the early 1950s, Tupperware's sales and popularity exploded, thanks in large part to Wise's influence among women who sold Tupperware. Tupperware is now sold in over 100 countries.
The show contains adult content and will be enjoyable for children ages 16 and up.
Dixie Longate celebrates her birthday with a donut cake
Dixie Longate greets audience members
Dixie Longate and friends with Tupperware
Dixie Longate on the red carpet
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