Encore for school Alien that wows

People | ASSOCIATED PRESS 18 Apr 2019

A New Jersey secondary 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, 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 e-mail that Scott's production company provided US$5,000 (HK$39,000) so the school could put on an encore performance next Friday.

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