With this year marking the 40th anniversary of the landmark sci-fi horror film Alien, a high school adaptation of the classic Ridley Scott movie has been officially shared online with a ringing endorsement from one familiar face: Franchise star Sigourney Weaver.
North Bergen High School in New Jersey has posted the full play online complete with a special introduction and thank you from Weaver. The acclaimed actress starred in the 1979 original film as well as its three direct sequels, 1986's Aliens, 1992's Alien 3, and 1997's Alien: Resurrection.
Funded entirely by donations with costumes and set pieces constructed from recycled parts, the high school production went viral after its opening performance this past March. The play recieved acclaim and widepsread praise for its faithfulness to the original source material, imaginative set and costume design by art teacher Steven Defendini, and performances by its young cast.
Weaver had personally visited the high school over the weekend for the encore performance over the weekend, congratulating the cast and crew on their hard work for the production and appearing on stage to introduce the play for the audience in the recorded video.
It's already a hit with local audiences and glimpses online, and now everyone can view the entire play to see that the hype surrounding the adaptation is well warranted.