A New Jersey high school’s stage production of Alien is coming back with help from the 1979 film’s director Ridley Scott.
Alien: The Play was performed last month at North Bergen High School, which sits about two miles from the Lincoln Tunnel into New York City.
Encore performance: April 26, 2019 @ 8 PM Please contact Mr. Cuervo at firstname.lastname@example.org or @CuervoPerfecto or Mr. Defendini at email@example.com for additional information. pic.twitter.com/QCmGJG5WEy
— North Bergen High School (@NBHS_Bruins) April 15, 2019
Images of the production’s elaborate sets and special effects drew a huge response online, and Scott wrote a letter to the school praising the students’ creativity.
Sigourney Weaver played the character Ellen Ripley in the movie that spawned a franchise.
She taped a YouTube video in which she called the production “incredible.”
The play’s director, teacher Perfecto Cuervo, said in an email that Scott’s production company provided 5,000 US dollars (£3,800) so the school could put on an encore performance on April 26.