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Encore Stage & Studio’s World Premiere Coming Soon

(This Community Post was written by Encore Stage & Studio and underwritten by Embracing Arlington Arts.)

The magic of Encore Stage & Studio is back! Since 1967, Encore’s award-winning productions have introduced countless young people to the magic of theater.

Encore’s return-to-stage season is full of celebration. It’s certainly no small feat to produce live performances on the mainstage, but returning to these artistic experiences is vital for our community. And rehearsals are now underway for Encore’s world-premiere play, Riley O’Brien and the Lost Leprechaun!

After a row with her parents, adventuresome teen Riley O’Brien mysteriously finds herself transported to Ireland with Flanagan Hannigan, a Leprechaun-in-training, who needs her help to complete a final challenge. Meeting pixies, banshees, and other mythical creatures along the way, can they work together to discover the true magic of friendship and family?  Written by playwright Kate Monaghan and directed by Elizabeth Pringle, Riley is family-friendly fun just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!

Tickets now on sale!

Fridays, March 4 and 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays, March 5 and 12 at 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.
Sundays, March 6 and 13 at 3 p.m.

Location: Gunston Arts Center Theatre (2700 S. Lang St. Arlington, VA 22206)

To learn more, visit

“Theatre by Kids, for Kids!” Founded in 1967, Encore Stage & Studio inspires young people to develop the creativity, empathy and confidence they need to create meaningful connections with peers and have a positive impact in their communities.   

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