Metea Valley’s ‘Winter Scenes’ features three student-directed one-act plays

Metea Valley High School in Aurora presents “Winter Scenes,” its student-directed one-act shows.

This year's scenes are from “Cut” by Ed Monk, “Speed Date” by Janet Allard, and “Imagine,” written and directed by Metea Valley’s very own Ciniyah Young and Nevaeh Maxey.

“Winter Scenes” were started as a way for students to experience firsthand the challenges and rewards of directing and producing small scenes or one-act plays, as well as the skill of producing a show in an intimate setting, all while working with small groups of like-minded and driven individuals.

“Cut,” directed by Kai Szala and Charlie Nordahl, is a comedy about a play gone wrong, and then gone wrong again, and then again? How many layers can you peel away from a play until the actors lose track of who and what they are?

“Speed Date,” directed by Nisha Iyer and Gabi Gariazo, is a fast-paced dating game involving characters who really are characters.

“Imagine,” written and directed by Metea Valley’s Ciniyah Young and Nevaeh Maxey, is a slam poetry meets theater combination that is a social commentary about equality and persevering through inequities and oppression despite societal ceilings.

Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, Feb. 8-10, in the high school’s Black Box Theater, 1801 N. Eola Road, Auroa. Enter through Door 5. Arrive at least 15 minutes before showtime. Seats are available on a first-come, first-seated basis.

General Admission is $10 or $5 for student and seniors.

For information, visit or contact Metea Valley main office at (630) 375-5900.

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