Tupperware: An American Musical Fable | La Costa Theatre Company | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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Tupperware: An American Musical Fable 

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 9 2009
Phone: 773-413-0862
Price: $20 show pass allows unlimited viewings
The only things airtight about this new musical from the New Colony are the Tupperware containers used as props. The story and direction are pretty--sometimes, startlingly--leaky at this point. The book is based on the true tale of Brownie Wise, the inventor of the Tupperware party, but focuses on Delores--a young widow the Wise character recruits to be her first saleswoman. That's not a problem in itself. The problems are (a) that Delores's struggles are incoherently presented, and (b) her ultimate choice isn't even a little bit believable. Add in Andrew Hobgood's bizarre blocking, and neither the charming cast nor the occasionally ingenious songs are much use. Some day, with more work, Tupperware could be a viable musical. That day is a ways off. --Tony Adler



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