CONFESSIONS OF A PRAIRIE BITCH

Little House on The Prairie’s Nellie Oleson, Alison Arngrim, returns to Rochester with her acclaimed comedy.
September 24 & 25 at The Theater @ Innovation Square

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"Wickedly funny... brings Nellie Oleson back to the irreverent faithful, sans apologies" -- Los Angeles Times

"Secrets fly like tumbleweeds in a tornado as the former-Nellie dishes dirt about her 'Little House' cohorts and show-biz folks." – AOL Digital City

“Charmingly self-deprecating… Luckily for fans, Nellie’s quick tongue still lives.” – North Carolina Mountian Xpress

"An inventive, funny and poignant look at growing up on TV and learning how to be a bitch. Move over ‘Baby Jane.'" -- BeyondChron (San Francisco)

Former child star, outspoken activist, and TV Land Award winner ALISON ARNGRIM continues to tour the world with her critically acclaimed CONFESSIONS OF A PRAIRIE BITCH. Best known as acid-tongued, pre-Midol meanie Nellie Oleson from "Little House on the Prairie", Alison Arngrim presents an uproarious evening of storytelling, stand-up, and multi media about life as everyone's favorite toxic pre-teen brat, complete with petticoats and ringlets.

ALISON ARNGRIM will return to Rochester with CONFESSIONS OF A PRAIRIE BITCH at The Theater @ Innovation Square (131 Chestnut St Rochester NY 14604) as part of the 10th annual KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival. Performances are Friday, September 24 at 7pm and Saturday, September 25 at 5pm. Tickets are $24 each, available at www.RochesterFringe.com.

CONFESSIONS OF A PRAIRIE BITCH premiered in New York City in 2002 and has now become a worldwide phenomenon. In the US, it has been performed to packed houses in Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Boston, Palm Springs, Orlando, Provincetown and even Maui as well as an annual stop in New York City. Internationally, "Confessions d’une Garce de La Prairie," performed entirely in French has toured extensively throughout France including a sold out stop at the Palais des Congres."

Born in Queens, New York, ALISON ARNGRIM has been performing stand-up since age 15 at such notable comedy clubs as Laugh Factory, The Improvisation and Comedy Store. In addition to seven years on "Little House on the Prairie," Alison has guest starred on "Love Boat" and "Fantasy Island," among others. After her good friend and "Little House" co-star Steve Tracy died of AIDS in 1986, Alison became a prominent AIDS activist with AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA). In 1988 Alison spoke before the Presidential Commission on AIDS and was the first woman to receive the "Friend in Deed" award at APLA. In 1992 Alison was presented with a resolution by the Los Angeles City Council commending her on her work on behalf of people living with HIV and AIDS. In 2004, Arngrim revealed to the world that she was sexually molested as a child and joined the advisory board of Protect, a group that fights to give children a voice in the war against child abuse. In 2006, she received the prestigious Justice Award from Justice for Children, a national child protection organization and an award from The National Association to Protect Children. Another milestone in her career happened in 2007 when, after much lobbying, she was proudly placed on Mr. Blackwell’s “Worst Dressed List” alongside Victoria Beckham, Lindsay Lohan and Mary-Kate Olsen.

From its five-day debut in 2012, the 12-day KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival has become one of the fastest-growing and most-attended fringe festivals in the U.S. as well as the largest multidisciplinary performing arts festival in New York State. Last year’s Virtual Fringe offered more than 170 online productions, connecting artists audiences throughout our community and beyond. The 2019 Fringe featured more than 650 performances and events – over 200 of them free – in 25+ downtown venues and broke all previous attendance records with more than 100,000 visitors. The not- for-profit organization’s overarching mission is to provide a platform for artists to share their ideas and develop their skills while also offering unparalleled public access to the arts. It strives to be diverse and inclusive, and to stimulate downtown Rochester both culturally and economically.