The Tupperware table was set for demos and interaction with audience members.
Kris Anderson (aka Dixie Longate), in drag, delivered a side-splitting, mascara-running performance without intermission. This one-woman show, “Dixie’s Tupperware Party,” at Garner Galleria and Bar in the Denver Performing Arts Complex runs through Aug. 6.
Everyone was even given a nametag at check in. The fast-talking, hyperactive Dixie especially delighted in harassing the men (surprise) in the audience and demonstrating alternative uses for Tupperware.
I’ve never been to a Tupperware party, but this one showed the risqué side of food storage.
Dixie, from the south, of course, (Mobile, Ala.) related her story of prison and how the only hope of gaining custody of her three children was to have a job. Inspired by a sparkling Tupperware bowl, she embarked on the sales career that made her No. 1 in the United States and Canada within a year.
Before the show, Dixie distributed candy to the guests from the sparkling Tupperware bowl that inspired her career.
Kendall, Lisa and Harper were on a stage sofa for a close-up of Dixie’s antics.
There was plenty of lighting and special effects for frequent giveaways. The interaction with audience members was hilarious.
Lack of embarrassment was aided by continuous personal bar service throughout the evening. A 78-page official catalogue was distributed along with the program.
Now that I’m enlightened, I just might order some sophisticated plastic in honor of Dixie.
Even the official catalogue was available.
Starcy, center, is surrounded by her friends, none of whom gave their real names while being teased mercilessly on stage. Photos by Scottie Taylor Iverson
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