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Dixie’s Tupperware Party is a Hoot and a Half


Dixie’s Tupperware Party is a new brand of one-woman show. In addition to featuring brand-name Tupperware products for sale, Dixie offers an informative, improvisational, interactive and irreverent time! Throughout, Dixie manages to both poke fun at and honor the history of Tupperware parties and the feminist spirit that both condemns and takes pride in a good old-fashioned neighborhood Tupperware business.   

HE SAID: I guarantee this is unlike any other tupperware party you may have been to or will ever go to in your life for three reasons. First, Dixie Longate may be the star in a cast of one, but I am sure that would be true in a cast of hundreds. The sheer exuberance coming of that stage is amazing and infectious. Second, Dixie may be putting on a show for us all, but the audience (for the most part) quickly feels comfortable in the space, as if we were sitting in a living room. Dixie mingles with the audience before the show starts (offering candy and small talk), interacts with the audience during the piece (with excellent improv skills), and makes sure we are all having a good time. Last, as absolutely hilarious this piece is, there is real heart to it as well, especially in the end, which takes it out of the realm of  sketch comedy into touching theatre.

SHE SAID: If you’re interested in a hilarious stand-up show that combines the very best of Dame Edna, Eddie Izzard and all of the Designing Women, Dixie’s Tupperware Party would give you something to quench that thirst. But Dixie goes beyond an amusing evening of stereotypes and social commentary to offer an interactive and touching show. She treats every audience member with the same hospitality and loathing with which she would treat her neighbors in the trailer next door. Because she emodies the charm of a well-bred southern host and the mouth of  a sailor, she instantly captures the hearts of men and women in the audience from all walks of life. The show is not for the truly prim and easily-shocked who might be intersted in the tupperware alone, but if you’re prepared for some crass humor, you’ll have a great time. And just when you think you’ve set your brain in vacation mode for the night, she sneaks back around to tug at your heart strings.

Dixie Represents Real Tupperware and Real Heart

THEY SAID: To be clear, the title is 100% for real. There is real tupperware for sale, and it is indeed a PARTY – especially if you take advantage of the Galleria’s cocktail service during the show! The show is a lot of fun, but not necessarily for the most modest of audience members. That said, the vast majority of our audience had a ball (even a young man named Russell who had his share of digs from Dixie). If you are looking for a crazy, hysterical, and memorable night out for the office holiday party or just some friends be sure to RSVP “yes” to Dixie’s Tupperware Party.

For more information about Dixie’s Tupperware Party, see the show’s website. Dixie’s Tupperware Party is presented by the Denver Center for Performing Arts plays through January 2 at the Garner Galleria Theatre at the Denver Center. Click the banner above for tickets and more information.

 

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