Alison Arngrim’s global sensation Confessions of a Prairie B*tch, a riotous one-woman show recounting her role as the bratty pre-teen Nellie Oleson from the hit television show “Little House on the Prairie,” will have six performances at the Sierra Madre Playhouse, in January, 2024.
By News Desk
TV fans around the world remember Arngrim as Nellie Oleson, the acid-tongued hellcat – declared “TV history’s #1 bitch” by Vanity Fair – who tormented pure, sweet Laura Ingalls for seven years on “Little House on the Prairie.” In Confessions of a Prairie B*tch, Arngrim offers a riotous evening of anecdotes, stand-up comedy, and multimedia content about life as the scorned yet beloved devious pre-teen. The one-woman stage show made its debut in New York City in 2002 and has since become a global sensation, drawing packed houses in the U.S. and abroad. It is based on Arngrim’s comic memoir Confessions of a Prairie B*tch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated (Harper Collins), which spent months on the New York Times Best Seller’s List.
Arngrim continues to amuse audiences through her numerous film and television appearances (Make the Yuletide Gay, Livin’ the Dream, For the Love of May) and stage work (The Vagina Monologs, Dear Brutus, Joni and Gina’s Wedding). As a stand-up comedian, she has headlined at the Laugh Factory, the Comedy Store, and the Improv in Los Angeles, and at comedy venues across the United States and Canada.
In 2024, the Sierra Madre Playhouse, a designated historic landmark, commemorates the milestone 100th anniversary of its evolution from a silent movie house to a leading performing arts venue.
Tickets to Confessions of a Prairie B*tch ($12 – $45) January 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28, are on sale now, as are single tickets and subscriptions to all performances in Sierra Madre Playhouse’s Spring 2024 Season. For tickets and information, call 626.355.4318 or visit sierramadreplayhouse.org.
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