Kris Andersson, aka Dixie Longate, the quick-witted Tupperware lady, is returning to The Bushnell by popular demand from April 29 to May 1.
Don’t miss Dixie’s new and naughty uses for plastic products! To quote NBC’s Today show, “This isn’t your grandmother’s Tupperware party!”
Dixie said “a friend suggested that I make some money by selling Tupperware at parties while in drag!” I quickly became a sales success hosting parties for straight Republican white women from Orange County,” she said in her Alabama drawl. “Those gals were having so much fun letting loose while I showed them fun and creative uses for Tupperware!”
She originally took her party to the New York Fringe Festival to find a wider audience for her wares. The show then played Off-Broadway for a limited four-month run. It got rave reviews and Dixie received a nomination as Best Actress from the Drama Desk.
Dixie said, “The audience wants to have a good time or they wouldn’t come up onto the stage and be raucous and wild. I have raffles and giveaways, and we sing the Tupperware song, and just have a sweet and smiling time!”
Dixie continued, “You know, I’m a pretty gal, and I’ve had lots and lots of sex! And I use that at my parties. I’ll always remember a couple, Lana and Murray, who came up on stage. Later on, they told me that I had made them get downright frisky – something that hadn’t happened to them in a long time. They had to go right home and get down to business! Isn’t that sweet?”
Dixie does her own hair, makeup and costumes. “Mamma taught me how to sew back in the Mobile trailer. I made the top of my costume out of a Fourth of July picnic table cloth - grease spots and all. Well, it was a perfectly good table cloth and I couldn’t see not re-using it!”
“And after the show I’m out in the theater lobby with my catalogues and order forms and I’m selling Tupperware like crazy! The Tupperware company executives are happy that I am getting the word out, and letting people know that there are new and exciting uses for this versatile product.” Jell-O shot in a Tupperware cup anyone?
Dixie told us “the gay community has embraced my show. It always makes me smile to see my gay fans in the audience.” But the show is for anyone who just wants a good time.
And when you buy a set of (suggestive) Tupperware “ribbed” tumblers or whatever after the show, be sure to tell Dixie that Metroline sent you!
We had a riotous time when Dixie blew into town with her this outrageous funny party last year. It’s coming back – don’t miss it! Tickets: 860-987-5900 or online at www.bushnell.org
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