Imagine Doing 'Alien' As Your High School Play Because These Kids Did

Theater kids across the country know the joys and horrors of choosing plays to put on in high school; who thinks "The Cherry Orchard" is a good idea for teenagers, seriously. Imagine, instead of the run of the mill show like "The Importance of Being Ernest" or "Waiting for Godot", you instead do a stage adaptation of Ridley Scott's Alien.

Well, that's exactly what this group of students from North Bergen High School in New Jersey did.

We cannot get over the quality of sets and costumes, all of which were apparently made from recycled materials.


And, what's Alien without the iconic dinner scene? Wonder if they chose not to tell the actress playing Lambert about the chest burster.

We're waiting for the video of the entire performance from last night, and are keeping an eye on the reddit thread about the production here.

For information about the production, check here.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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