My favorite – like ABSOLUTE FAVORITE – TV show growing up was The Little House on the Prarie. And like any girl born in the 70’s, we’d stop what we were doing the moment we heard the theme music playing to watch what peril Laura would get herself into this week. But would it surprise you to learn that I wanted not to be Laura Ingalls, but Nellie Olson??? Nellie was my favorite character on the show! She got to act like a brat and got away with it….well most of the time. But I thought the actress who played her was brilliant.
And she’s still around – touring about her experiences – well, how her time on the show shaped her career and life essentially.
Alison Arngrim is coming to the Long Center, presenting Confessions of a Prairie Bitch April 28 – May 2, 2015. Ms Arngrim’s recent release of her memoirs similarly titled, “Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated,” through Harper Collins in June 2010 reached #33 on the New York Times Best Seller’s List, so she took the show to stage in New York. After a great run there, it’s touring nationwide.
Fans worldwide remember Alison Arngrim as hateful Nellie Oleson, the acid-tongued hellcat for seven years on TV’s Little House on the Prairie. Arngrim has gone on to successes in many arenas, but Nellie has remained a centerpiece of her public acclaim. Alison says “Even now strangers sometimes shy away from me until they realize that I’m not going to hurt them.” At least, not when she’s offstage. In Confessions of a Prairie Bitch, audiences can expect the unexpected and more than a little Nellie Oleson-style wickedness on this hilarious ride through the twisted heartland of America.
Here’s what other notable female comediennes think of her book & show:
As a city bitch myself, I loved this book! It’s nice to see how the other half lives.
Alison Arngrim’s memoir is a hilarious, moving, and dishy Hollywood tale.”
“Alison Arngrim is a talented actress and an author who has patched together
a meaningful life and created a book whose pages…fly.”
– Phyllis Diller
“I first met Alison when she was a just a little girl. She has become a fine actress, a true comedienne and a respected woman. She has always been the kind of ‘Bitch’ who tells it like it is. So, readers beware, you are in for an eye-full of reality told with a remarkable sense of humor.”
– Carol Channing
Tickets are available now starting at $27.50 at TheLongCenter.org or by calling (512) 474.LONG (5664). Also available at the Long Center’s 3M Box Office located at 701 West Riverside Drive at South First Street. For groups of 10 and more, please call 512-457-5161 or [email protected].
The Long Center has given me 2 pairs of tickets to see Confessions of a Prairie Bitch for you! Enter below for 2 tickets to the Saturday, May 2, 2015 show. Enter with the below rafflecopter widget. Giveaway begins on Monday, April 13, 2015 and ends on Monday, April 27 at midnight. Winner will be randomly drawn on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 and emailed notification. Winner will have 24 hours to claim their tickets via email or another winner will be chosen. Good luck!