The way people like to explain Dixie's Tupperware Party is that it is not your mothers' Tupperware Party. Well, How could it be, unless your mother was white trash (wait there's more) who was forced to take her trailer and her children out of Alabama as a condition of her parole.
It was her parole officer “an adorable Lesbian”, who suggested she sell Tupperware. “she said, 'you need a job to get your kids back!'” The ability to set your own hours and attending a party being the job appealed to Dixie. So she threw her first party and “I got pretty cocktailed, then I said....wait! I can get free drinks at work!” So she stayed. She was having fun and the request for her to do parties continued to grow. From a few parties around L.A. to parties nationwide, and stint off Broadway (I think Jersey?), Dixie has grown to become the country's top seller of Tupperware in the U. S. I wondered about the challenges of being a single mother who travels so much.
The kids do not travel with Dixie, but they are well cared for. “I call the trailer about once a week and make sure that they are still chained to the front door. I see them on the holidays and that's fine.”
Here's the lineup, Absorbine, Jr. who is three. “He hasn't learned to talk yet, but I think that is lucky. All I am trying to teach him right now is how to mix a cocktail.” Dwayne, who is ten, he is a redhead like his mama, and a “Spitfire”. Finally there's Wynona, 16-who is doing really well at the local KFC. “Her manager just loves her, she is always working late helping out. Sometimes she works till 5am, which is weird cause they close at Midnight.” Dixie thinks Wynona is really climbing the corporate ladder, I agree, and I bet she isn't wearing ay panties. Dixie says that Wynona and her manager at the KFC “work really well together, they must talk a lot though, cause her jaw is always achey.” You see where the show will take you.
Dixie has been married three times, all three have passed away under mysterious circumstances. I wondered if Dixie is a Black Widow? “I think they call that African American Widow now.” She informed me, “I cried the appropriate amount of time, that they told me to. And then I went to the bar.”
I wondered about the welfare of Dixie's kids, all three having had their father pass. Never fear, None of Dixie's husbands were father to any of her kids, so there is a chance, however slim that maybe one of their fathers will someday surface. You will learn all of this and so much more about Dixie, her kids, dead husbands and most importantly all the ways your life will be made easier when you bring Tupperware into it at Dixie's Tupperware Party.
Dixie's Tupperware Party plays Fort Wroth's Bass Halls' McDavid Studio Wednesday March 9th through Sunday March 13th. Tickets are $22-$38.50 depending on the night, and are available at basshall.com This promises to be a night you will not soon forget, and for goodness sake, buy some tupperware. She has three kids and no child support.
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