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Off-Broadway comedy ‘Dixie’s Tupperware Party’ comes to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 4

Off-Broadway comedy ‘Dixie’s Tupperware Party’ comes to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 4
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From a press release:

“Dixie’s Tupperware Party,” the hilarious show starring Dixie Longate that turned off-Broadway into Tupperware-mania and garnered a prestigious 2008 Drama Desk Award nomination, rolls into the F.M. Kirby Center on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Written by Kris Andersson, the production is playing in Wilkes-Barre as part of a tour that has, so far, logged over 1,100 performances worldwide.

Tickets, which are $25, $29, and $35, plus fees, are on sale now and available at the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100.

“Dixie’s Tupperware Party” stars Dixie Longate as the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, who has packed up her catalogs and left her children in an Alabama trailer park to journey across America. Audiences howl with laughter as Dixie throws a good ol’ fashioned Tupperware party filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, free giveaways, audience participation, and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage! It’s loaded with the most up-to-date products available for purchase.

Dixie got her start with Tupperware in 2001 when her parole officer mandated that she get a job in order to get her children returned to her custody. Within a year, she was in among the top sellers in the nation because of her unique perspective on those plastic bowls that have been around since 1948. Surviving three husbands, Dixie is the sometimes-proud parent of three children: Wynona, Dwayne, and Absorbine, Jr. Her Tupperware party caught the eye of some New York theatre producers and, in 2007, Dixie appeared off-Broadway in this self-titled show, for which she garnered a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance. The show is now gearing up for its fifth season of its world tour in theatres far and wide.

Produced by Down South LLC and directed by Patrick Richwood, “Dixie’s Tupperware Party” features costumes designed by Miss Longate and lighting designed by Richard Winkler.