Last night the North Bergen High School in New Jersey put on 'Alien' as their school play and it looks absolutely incredible.#hrgiger#Alien#rushmore pic.twitter.com/5jopUecFilMarch 23, 2019
A New Jersey high school production of "Alien" — the 1979 movie that launched a multi-film franchise — went viral over the weekend.
Pictures on Twitter show that the students at North Bergen High School went all out in the production, including spacesuits that looked convincingly real, a set with otherworldly terrain and structures, and, of course, an absolutely phenomenal "Alien" costume. The creative sets in large part were built from recycled materials, said senior Justin Pierson in an interview with NJ.com. "Just anything that was lying around, like cardboard and metal," he said.
Perfecto Cuervo, drama teacher at the school, said the students and art teacher Steven Defendini have been working on the production since September. Cuervo added that while people on social media have been asking for more shows, it's probably not in the budget.
"We fundraise for ourselves," he said to NJ.com. "The community doesn't have a lot of money. I don't think we can afford another production unless someone is willing to pick up the tab."
I love that north bergen high school did alien last night as their school play, so I’m gonna keep tweeting about how great it is..everything was made from recycled materials .. so nuts amazing I’m so proud of my hometown pic.twitter.com/EEMEbankDzMarch 23, 2019
A parent filmed the facehugger scene. pic.twitter.com/oamxaxikM2March 23, 2019
Just announced! By popular demand, more performances of #alien will take place at @nbergenschools in the near future! @News12NJ #AlienThePlay pic.twitter.com/1tJ1OhLg9lMarch 25, 2019
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