St. Louis (KSDK) -- This is an exciting weekend for families as Metro Theater Company hosts its first MetroNEXT Festival of New Work.

The public is invited into the process with artists who are creating new and original theater. This free event has something for everyone.

NewsChannel 5's Kay Quinn spoke with Sam Klein, a Parkway student who is committed to recycling and he is the inspiration for a play written by Nicholas Kryah.

You can meet Sam and Nick at the MetroNEXT Festival in Grand Center this weekend, May 3 through May 5. For more information, visitMETROPLAYS.ORG or call 314-932-7414.

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