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Violet Oakley Unveiled

Violet Oakley Unveiled, a one-woman play written by Cindy Dlugolecki, is about Violet Oakley who in 1902 was the first female artist to be awarded a commission to decorate a public building. She completed over 40 murals in the Pennsylvania Capitol, making her the first woman (but not the last) to have a voice in Pennsylvania’s government, if only with her paintbrush.

Violet’s story is making a triumphant return for a limited special engagement at Open Stage, a theatre company in Harrisburg, PA.

Special thanks to Open Stage for permission to use the graphic in promotional materials.


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Upcoming Performances

Violet Oakley Unveiled
Open Stage, Harrisburg, PA

Friday, November 12, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 13, 7:30 p.m.


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Meet Cindy Rock Dlugolecki

Cindy Rock Dlugolecki is a playwright who resides in Mechanicsburg, PA. The Hand That Holds The Quill is the latest project in Dlugolecki’s long writing career. Now age 71, she began writing in a high school journalism class and never stopped. While juggling marriage, motherhood, and teaching high school English and creative writing, she attended playwriting workshops and earned her master’s degree in creative writing from Wilkes University.

Dlugolecki’s credits include 17 plays of various lengths, from 10-minute plays to one- and two-act scripts, mostly produced in central Pennsylvania theatres; two plays are published. Her works have earned both national and international recognition.


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