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Dixie's Tupperware Party
Hanna Theatre
Review by Mark Horning

Also see Mark's reviews of Godspell and Love Never Dies

She's baaaaaaaak! Dixie Longate (America's favorite Tupperware Lady) has swooped into Cleveland for her three-day Dixie's Tupperware Party at the classy Hanna Theatre at Playhouse Square.

As she puts it, Dixie originally came from Mobile, Alabama, but later moved to a trailer park in Los Angeles as part of her parole agreement. She began selling "plastic crap" in 2001 and the rest is history. Her secret to success is "me, some plastic bowls, and a bunch of drunken women." During the show Dixie talks about her kids (Wyona, Dwayne and Absorbine, Jr.) as well as her three dead ex-husbands.

This show, written by and featuring Kris Andersson, is beyond funny. Dixie does not just break the fourth wall, she tears down the other three walls as well, by charging into the audience for one on one encounters with prospective customers. She also makes sure that everyone's glass is full (refer to the previous paragraph for explanation). She's a young Phyllis Diller on speed as one liner's and double/triple entendres go ricocheting around the room. By the end of the show, you will be hurting from laughing so hard. Nothing is sacred as Dixie talks about her life in general, and new and unique uses for America's favorite lidded containers. One of the more handy items is the "drip-less with straw seal tumbler" (think of it as a sippy cup for adults so you don't spill any of your booze while driving) or the combo cake and cupcake caddy that does double duty with Jello shots.

Tickets are still available (but selling fast) for the three remaining performances. While geared to the female perspective, men lucky enough to attend will be laughing just as loud. This plastic fantastic lady of the bowl will hit every funny bone in your body over and over again—and don't forget the free giveaways!

This really is a Tupperware party where you can order the items demonstrated during the show (how you use them is up to your imagination). Everyone entering the theater gets the newest Tupperware catalog as well as the handy dandy order form so you can buy all the plastic crap to your hearts content.

Dixie's Tupperware Party is a show for mature audiences, so don't even think about bringing the kids (you need a break from them anyway, dontcha, hon?).

Tickets for Dixie's Tupperware Party are available online at www.playousesquare.org, by calling (216) 241-6000 or by stopping by the Playhouse Square Ticket Office located in the outer lobby of the State Theatre. The show schedule includes an 8 p.m. show on Friday, January 19th, 2018, and two shows on Saturday, January 20th, 2018, at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.


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