Last March, we reported on a stage production of Alien pulled off by the drama department at North Bergen High School in New Jersey. The play got national buzz, leading to an encore performance on Alien Day sponsored by franchise mastermind Ridley Scott himself. At that performance (last Friday), series staple Sigourney Weaver (who made the character of Ellen Ripley iconic) showed up to surprise the cast, crew, and audience.
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Check out Weaver’s interactions with the cast backstage embedded at the top of the article. Below, check out some footage of what it took to put the production together, followed by the awesome trailer the drama club cut to advertise their show.
Maybe they’ll shoot for a stage production of Aliens in 2020. That would mostly kick a lot of ass… mostly.