A strong-willed tomboy, young Laura Ingalls was determined to get her way.
Although she's only started to read the books and saw her first episode of the "Little House on the Prairie" television series, Madison Spencer, 12, said she has enjoyed portraying such a resolute personality.
She and her mother, Amy, will perform in "A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas" by Laurie Brooks next month in Jefferson City.
The show is set during the "missing" two years in the life of the Ingalls family, the only time period Wilder did not write about, said director Amy McFarland.
It will be presented by the Stained Glass Theatre of Mid-Missouri, 830 E. High St., Dec. 2-19. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 2 p.m. Saturday. A 2 p.m. matinee also has been scheduled for Dec. 19.
For reservations, call 573/634-5313 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are $7.