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You’re Invited to a Tupperware Party

                                                                      

It’s a Par-tay. Honestly. Girls and boys get your ticket to Dixie Longate’s riotous, “Dixie’s Tupperware Party,” at the Denver Center Attractions, Garner Galleria theatre.

Not knowing what to expect, I reckon’d I’d laugh, hear profanity and off color jokes about the venerable Tupperware product. Sure enough, I did hear all that…and more.

Dixie Longate is an institution. She’s kind of like Jill Connor Browne’s Sweet Potato Queen and our very own Nuclia Waste. It’s what one might consider high struttin’ and dissin’. But hey, where can you go see an intimate performance, witness a demonstration for airtight plastic storage, toast your neighbor with the special par-tay punch in a vagina tight holder, and best of all, buy a complete set of Tupperware at an honest to god, Tupperware Party, I ask you, where  can  you  do  all  that?

Dixie is a bonafide starlette. I’ve rarely seen an actor ad lib and improvise as she does. After ten years of selling tupperware, a la Brownie Wise style, it’s safe to say Miss Dixie’s heard it all and answered every question in the book. By the way, Dixie applauds Brownie Wise as the victor of Tupperware products. It was she who took those stacks of plastics into her friend’s living rooms, calling them home parties a la Sara Coventry. Who’da ever thought those plastic bowls would rival costume jewelry, and skyrocket Wise onto the history pages of home parties. She and her friends sold bazilions of forever plastics crowning Tupperware and Brownie the queen of a woman’s can’t-do-with-out-kitchen-items.

At the Galleria, Dixie invites you right into her living room accompanied by the ghost of the hallowed Miss Wise. With gratitude, Dixie smacks her indebtedness for Tupperware which has given her a new life she could never have lived without Mr. Earl Tupper’s invention. After all, before her party skills, she was a single mom, semi-raising three children Wynona, Dwayne and Absorbine, Jr.

The audience sings along with Dixie as she demonstrates her gum chewing wit explaining items such as the nifty pickle keeper. She cracks with well informed knowledge,  “You simply lift out the strainer and grab a liquid free pickle – from the #443,” wickedly adding,  “so your fingers won’t smell like ass, when you’re done.” Then there’s the #1289, Can Opener. Dixie swears that after the nuclear war there’ll be three things left on this earth: Cher, cockroaches and the #1289 can opener. She’s knows things like that. She knows that things come into focus better after that second shot of tequilla and she’s forever grateful for Brownie & Earl,  “There ain’t a day that goes by that I don’t pick up a piece of Tupperware and thank my lucky stars at how much better off I am now than I was just a couple of years ago.”

Stuttering, laughing, gum chewing, drinking wine, poking fun, engaging innocent audience participants is the uncut version of a top rated fun evening. The dialogue is clever and naughty and Dixie is without a doubt one of the funniest character actors on the stage today.

Don’t be surprised. You’ll actually love the new tupperware and by golly, it is quality stuff, still. Everyone gets a catalog and order form at your seat. You will quickly recognize the changes over the years. The lettuce crisper was a standard for all new wives in the 50’s -70’s, now costs a whopping $59.00. Crisp or not, lettuce can’t last long enough to pay for that piece of plastic. But if you listen to Dixie, you’ll be buying the berry colored tumbler set, the meat tenderizer, and airtight bowls our mothers swore by.

In fact, I bought the party punch in a Berry Bliss tumbler and by golly, not a drop of sweat on the outside and, the ice was perfect at the end of the evening.

Dixie’s Tupperware Party is the real thing.

www.dixiestupperwareparty.com

www.dcpa.org

http://www.nucliawaste.com

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I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is closing October 14

 I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE playing the Garner Galleria Theatre will close on October 14 with Denver’s favorite fast-talking Tupperware lady returning just in time for the holidays. DIXIE’S TUPPERWARE PARTY plays the Garner Galleria Theatre November 7-December 30Tickets are now on sale for both shows at denvercenter.org or by calling 303.893.4100.

 

Four actors take on the lives of more than 20 characters as they face the trials and tribulations of dealing with the opposite sex.  I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE is the perfect date-night comedy for adults.  Everything you’ve secretly wanted to know about dating, mating and marriage but were afraid to ask!  Parents who talk baby talk, men who talk and women who pretend to listen, infidelity, and the injustice of long lines at the ladies room are just some of the issues that are hilariously skewed in Joe DiPietro’s hugely successful chamber musical.

 I saw this on opening night and it was refreshing and genuinely funny and relevant. If you haven’t seen this show this time around, trust me, it is fabulous and worth the time and effort. Male and females laugh out loud through out this smart and clever look at men & women looking for love.  DAM (Jan)

 

 

DIXIE’S TUPPERWARE PARTY stars Dixie Longate, who has packed up her catalogues and left her children in an Alabama trailer park to journey across America. Critics and audiences have howled 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 theatre stage. Loaded with the most up-to-date products available for purchase, Ms. Longate will share how she became the number one Tupperware seller in the world as she educates her guests on the many alternative uses she has discovered for her plastic products.

Written by Kris Andersson, DIXIE’S TUPPERWARE PARTY turned off-Broadway into a Tupperware-mania celebration and garnered the prestigious 2008 Drama Desk Award Nomination. Produced by Down South LLC and directed by Patrick Richwood, DIXIE’S TUPPERWARE PARTY features costumes designed by Dixie Longate and lighting designed by Richard Winkler. dixiestupperwareparty.com.

Tickets may be purchased at the Denver Center Ticket Office, located in the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex lobby. Buy and print online at denvercenter.org.

 

DIXIE’S TUPPERWARE PARTY                                                                 Nov 7-Dec 30  

Wednesday – Saturday                                                                                      7:30pm

Saturday & Sunday                                                                                             2pm

*no performances December 4-9

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I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change extended through Summer

 

 

 

ImageDue to popular demand, Denver Center Attractions announces an additional extension of I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE to feature a new summer schedule and prices. For performances July 3 – September 1 all tickets to the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday matinee performances are $24. The summer performance schedule begins July 17. Tickets are now on sale through October 14 at www.denvercenter.org or by calling 303.893.4100.

 

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