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Little House's Nellie Oleson in CONFESSIONS OF A PRAIRIE BITCH at Onyx Theatre 8/5-8/14

By BWW News Desk

July 16, 2010

Comic, former child star, outspoken activist, and TV Land Award winner ALISON ARNGRIM makes her Las Vegas debut with CONFESSIONS OF A PRAIRIE BITCH this August at the Onyx Theatre. 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.

The live appearance also marks the release of Arngrim's book of the same title. Never afraid to dish the dirt on TV land, she let all the secrets loose of "Little House on the Prairie", Hollywood and much more. Recalling her life and career as bitchy Nellie Oleson, Arngrim startles audiences internationally with off-color jokes about child stars and TV icons of the 1970's and 80s.

CONFESSIONS OF A PRAIRIE BITCH premiered in 2002 and has now become a worldwide phenomenon. It has been performed to packed houses in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Maui and an extended run in France, where Alison performed entirely in French to a standing room only crowd at the "Palais des Congres." The all-French version is titled: "Confessions d'une Garce de La Prairie."

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. 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.

CONFESSIONS OF A PRAIRIE BITCH runs Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, August 5th- 14th at 8:00 pm at the Onyx Theatre. Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased online at www.onyxtheatre.com, by phone at (702) 732-7225, or at box office. For information, please call (702) 732-7225. The Onyx Theatre is located at 953 E. Sahara Ave. #16 inside The Rack in Commercial Center.