The party, seen Off-Broadway in 2007, is hosted by "the incomparable and outspoken Dixie Longate, an Alabama housewife with a unique take on just about any topic," according to production notes. "The evening is presented just like a traditional Tupperware party, but fast-talking Dixie just can't stop telling anecdotal stories from her colorful life — from her failed marriages, to tips on child rearing, to stints at various women's correctional facilities. 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."
Dixie began doing Tupperware parties in 2001 in Los Angeles, and the act became popular and continued to be revised over the years. She recently completed a 20-city national tour and will resume touring again in August. The recent tour was produced by Down South LLC and written by Kris Andersson.
The New York City visit of Dixie's Tupperware Party is June 27 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $25 for orchestra-level tables with waiter service and $20 for mezzanine-level fixed seating. A full service bar is available throughout the show.
The Gramercy Theater is located at 127 East 23rd Street at Lexington Avenue.
For tickets call (212) 352-3101 or visit www.SpinCycleNYC.com. *
The comedy was originally produced in New York City at the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival. A more fully realized production played Off-Broadway's Ars Nova in 2007.
For more information about Dixie's Tupperware Party visit www.DixiesTupperwareParty.com.
For the uninitiated, Tupperware is the brand name for plastic storage containers that keep food fresh by providing an airtight seal. The "burping seal" is a famous aspect of Tupperware. The products were uniquely distributed via grass-roots directing-marketing "Tupperware parties" where homemakers would get demonstrations of the product and place orders.
Doug Stone's Sealed for Freshness, a comedy about Midwestern housewives at a Tupperware party, had a brief life Off-Broadway in 2007.