New Jersey High School Performs ‘Alien’ On Stage, Grabs Hollywood’s Attention

Written by on April 11, 2019

Fourth Estate Staff

North Bergen, NJ, United States (4E) – A lot of different materials have been portrayed in high school plays, but none have come close to what students at North Bergen High School in New Jersey did with theirs. For their play, students staged a production of the sci-fi classic ‘Alien’.

Not only did the cast and crew of the play receive praise from their students, teachers, and staff members of their school, but they also caught the attention of many professionals in the entertainment industry. Well-known special effects designer and ‘MythBusters’ TV show host Adam Savage was very impressed with what the students did, describing the school play as “absolutely incredible,” USA Today reported.

People were particularly fascinated with the set designed which was very professional-looking and captivated the mysterious ambiance of the dystopian movie. Despite having a small budget and using recycled materials to create the set and the costumes, the students did an excellent job.

Justin Pierson, a senior student and member of the play’s sound crew, told NJ.com that the students got creative and resourceful with the set design for their play.

“This is going to sound really funny but (the set crew used) garbage essentially,” Pierson revealed. “Just anything that was lying around like cardboard and metal.”

‘Alien: The Play’ was only performed twice last week in school, but thousands around the globe have now enjoyed the entire stage production as a video of their performance went viral on social media over the weekend.

‘The League’ actor Paul Scheer even raved about the ambitious high school play on Twitter, saying that after he saw the students’ performance, ‘Alien: The Play’ must “go to Broadway NOW!”

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