Friday, September 12, 2008

Tupperware for your pleasure - WildLife

Arts Preview - WildLife



Tupperware for your pleasure
By: Theresa Keeney
Issue date: 9/10/08 Section: WildLife

Dixie Longate isn't your average Tupperware lady. From the bedroom to the kitchen, she'll teach you how to use Tupperware in ways you've never dreamed of.

Dixie is the Tupperware lady from Mobile, Ala., who needed a job after getting out of prison in order to regain custody of her three children. Her parole officer suggested she start selling Tupperware.

At "Dixie's Tupperware Party," audience members can actually purchase the Tupperware Dixie sells. And she sells a lot. She was recently named the No. 1 Tupperware seller in this country.

"It is an enhanced Tupperware party, filled with heart, and lots of products and lots of hairspray," said Susan Claassen, managing artistic director of Invisible Theatre.

Oh, and if you think that you need to be able to bake something to use her products, you might be in for a little surprise.

Dixie's selling point on the easy-snap cake taker is the fact that it doubles as a Jello shot caddy. She also absolutely loves her ribbed tumblers with a dripless straw seal: dripless to avoid alcohol spillage, and ribbed for, well, take a guess.

The show, filled with off-color humor and audience participation, opens at the Invisible Theatre on Sept. 16.

"Getting to know Dixie Longate is a privilege and a pleasure," Claassen said. "And like we like to say, in this election year, isn't it refreshing that there's a party that everybody can support?"

"Dixie's Tupperware Party" runs at the Invisible Theatre, 1400 N. First Ave., through Oct. 5.