Friday, February 6, 2009

Broward Center: Dixie's Tupperware Party

Dixiebowls.jpgMary Damiano attended Dixie's Tupperware Party, and wrote it up for MiamiArtzine.
Dressed in a mélange of cheery red and white prints that only a drag queen could pull off, Dixie takes the stage, and begins the most surreal Tupperware party one could ever hope to attend.

Dixie Longate is the alter ego of actor Kris Andersson, an actor who really does sell Tupperware, and is, in fact one of the top sales people in the country. He does his home parties as Dixie. And you really can buy Tupperware at the show; that's why everyone gets catalog along with a program.
That's right, the show features a drag queen, and they actually sell you Tupperware.
One must also wonder about who Andersson perceives his audience to be. On the one hand, there's the gay crowd who appreciates the sexual innuendoes and watching a terrific drag queen at work. Then there's the actual Tupperware crowd, older women who are interested in seeing an old product presented in a new way.
According to his production team, the usual demographic show consists of conservative middle class housewives. They're huge in Kansas.

Dixie's Tupperware party, plays at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts as part of their "Off-Broadway in Broward" series. It runs through this Sunday, February 8.

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