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New Jersey High School’s Celebrated ‘Alien’ Play Gets Encore

"Alien: The Play" was performed last month at North Bergen High School

What to Know

  • 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
  • Images of the production's elaborate sets and special effects drew a huge response online

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 2 miles from the Lincoln Tunnel into New York City.

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.

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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 so the school could put on an encore performance April 26.

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