Dixie Longate, America’s favorite Tupperware lady Keeps The laughs Fresh in her quick-witted, hyperactive Tupperware party. Get spunk with a good dollop of sweetness while learning the history of Tupperware, sampling some of the products, playing games, winning prizes and belly laughing the night away.
Tupperware didn’t come out of nowhere, it took a gal with the gussy gumption of Brownie Wise to make it a household name by making it a party. And that’s just what Kris Andersson, who plays Dixie Longate, so admires about Wise - a mid-century single mom who took a product off the store shelf and brought it into the living rooms of America by organizing Tupperware parties. When inventor/CEO Earl Tupper learned of her success, he appointed her V.P. of Tupperware Home Parties and made her a household name while she made him millions. When he thought she was getting too big for her britches, he gave her a year’s salary and kicked her to the curb. She died in 1992 in obscurity. But that wasn’t the end of the party.
The rise and fall of Brownie Wise is only the thematic backbone of Kris Andersson’s hilarious and always endearing one-woman show. With the help of audience members, Dixie launches into her 100-minute infomercial on the wonders of the ware.
Dixie knows that the most important part of a Tupperware party isn’t the Tupperware, it’s the party. In the end, it’s not "the fantastic plastic crap" that matters, it’s the people.
Comedy aside, all the products Dixie mentions in the show, plus all the items in the catalog, are actually for sale. Just fill out the form, drop it off to Dixie in the lobby after the show and in a few weeks, ding-dong…Tupperware delivery to your front door. Shopping AND theater….it just might be the heaven some of us have been looking for.