Thursday, July 10, 2014

'Hood #42: Theater as Tupperware Party in Westwood

I've been waiting for just the right thing to do in Westwood since it's so close by, and today I found it: Dixie's Tupperware Party, which is both a play and an actual Tupperware party at the Geffen Playhouse.

(Westwood, btw, is only a couple miles from where I live in Palms and is home to UCLA, which I've been to many times for various writing classes.)

Before the performance, I met my friend Sandra for a nosh and a drink at TLT Food, a new, casual restaurant (counter ordering, community tables) that was born from a food truck called The Lime Truck...and in typing that, I just now get why it's called TLT.

I ordered a Mr. Potato Taco ($3) and a beet/arugula salad ($5) and they were really quite amazing.  I'd go back there again in a heartbeat. (The original plan was to go to CPK when I stumbled across this online—I'm glad we tried something different.)

Then on to the Tupperware party, which featured the lovely Dixie—coming straight to us from a trailer park in Mobile, AL—in a mix of bawdy humor and product demonstration as she interacted with the audience and pitched the hell out of Tupperware.  (She, btw, is a he, and as I understand stays in his Dixie alter-ego through interviews, awards, etc.) Set on the smaller of Geffen's two stages, it was a cozy audience of about 50 or so people, four of whom sat right up on the stage.

I didn't buy anything — truth be told I'm trying to switch over to glass storage —but I did have a jolly time.

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