Any Bay Area-based Laura Ingalls Wilder fans have a play to see: “Southern Comforts” at the Lucie Stern Theater in Palo Alto, California. The New York Times calls it “a delightful, even sneakily sexy, romance.”
Which is fabulous, considering it stars Laura’s famous TV Ma, Karen Grassle.
Grassle attended the University of California at Berkeley and is a Bay Area native. Here’s an interview where she talks about the play, as well as her defining role as everyone’s favorite Ma, Caroline Ingalls.
I still think Karen Grassle could have wandered into the Little House books at any moment and been perfectly at home. Caroline was one of the few people in the “Little House on the Prairie” TV show who was, in my opinion, impeccably cast.