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Confessions of a Prairie B*tch

with Alison Arngrim

January 19 - 28, 2024

Sierra Madre Playhouse
87 W Sierra Madre Blvd
Sierra Madre, CA 91024

Best recognized as the sharp-tongued, pre-Menopause Nellie Oleson from "Little House on the Prairie," Alison Arngrim offers a riotous evening of anecdotes, stand-up comedy, and multimedia content about life as the beloved bratty pre-teen, complete with frilly petticoats and curls.


Alison Arngrim

Alison Arngrim


*Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre, Sierra Madre Playhouse, and Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.


"Wickedly humorous, this performance resurrects Nellie Oleson for loyal fans, unapologetically irreverent." – Los Angeles Times

Alison Arngrim, former child star, outspoken activist, and TV Land Award winner, continues her global tour with the widely acclaimed "CONFESSIONS OF A PRAIRIE BITCH." 

The show made its debut in New York City in 2002 and has since become a global sensation, performing to packed audiences in various U.S. cities and internationally, including France, where "Confessions d’une Garce de La Prairie" played to sold-out crowds.

Born in Queens, New York, ALISON ARNGRIM has been honing her stand-up skills since the age of 15 at renowned comedy clubs like Laugh Factory, The Improvisation, and Comedy Store. In addition to her seven-year stint on "Little House on the Prairie," Alison made guest appearances on shows like "Love Boat" and "Fantasy Island." After the tragic death of her "Little House" co-star Steve Tracy from AIDS in 1986, Alison emerged as a prominent AIDS activist. She addressed the Presidential Commission on AIDS in 1988, becoming the first woman to receive the "Friend in Deed" award from AIDS Project Los Angeles. In 1992, the Los Angeles City Council commended her for her work on behalf of people living with HIV and AIDS. In 2004, Arngrim publicly disclosed her experience of childhood sexual abuse and joined the advisory board of Protect, an organization fighting child abuse. In 2006, she proudly made Mr. Blackwell’s "Worst Dressed List" alongside celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Lindsay Lohan, and Mary-Kate Olsen.

Trigger Warning for "Confessions of a Priarie B*tch Performance:

This performance delves into sensitive topics, including references to drug use and adult content, as part of Alison’s intriguing story. This includes adult language.

At Sierra Madre Playhouse, we are committed to delivering a full theatrical experience, which often encompasses complex and stimulating material. We understand the value of audience discretion and strive to provide an environment that is comfortable and respectful for all our patrons.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding the content of the show, please feel free to contact our box office for more information.

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