Picking up the mantle once championed by the (sadly fictional) Max Fisher Players, a high school drama club in Bergen, New Jersey recently put on what looks to be an absolutely amazing staged rendition of Alien. Yes, Alien. Yes, the Ridley Scott movie.
This mammoth production by the North Bergen High School Drama Club was brought to our attention by Twitter user Paul Owens, who posted the above pictures (which you can also view at this imgur gallery), and Jesus Christ, those costumes! These kids went absolutely all-out on this thing, and it wasn’t merely confined to their ability to do Giger designs on a high school budget: Check out this video of the famous facehugger scene, which nails that all-important slow-burn, “Oh god, don’t put your head there” tension.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/5jopUecFil— Paul Owens (@oh_pollo) March 23, 2019
Update: More video, this time showing that incredible xenomorph costume in motion. (Also, apparently the entire play was crafted on the cheap out of recycled materials, which is awesome in its own right.)A parent filmed the facehugger scene. pic.twitter.com/oamxaxikM2— Paul Owens (@oh_pollo) March 23, 2019
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/EEMEbankDz— Andrew Fernandez (@bhsdrew) March 23, 2019