‘Alien’ Stage Production Goes Viral, NJ School Adds More Performances

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By WCBS Newsradio 880

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (WCBS 880) — A stage version of the movie “Alien” has proven to be a real scream for North Bergen high school in New Jersey.

Though only a few hundred people saw the show when it played last week, thousands have been watching clips of the production online.

The show became an unexpected sensation and the funding will allow students to perform the play again at a later date to be announced.

"All of North Bergen is proud of the incredibly creative and inventive play our students created, and it's only right that they have the opportunity to perform it one more time now that it has gained such notoriety," said Mayor Nicholas Sacco in a statement. "I'm excited that our Foundation can play a role in making this happen and I can't wait to watch 'Alien' and see our students shine."

There is kudos in particular for the set and props, which were largely made from recycled materials.

"We have all been absolutely floored by the positive attention this play has brought to our school and our students, and it is wonderful to see Mayor Sacco step up and provide funding so that our incredible cast will once again be able to showcase their months of hard work," said NBHS Drama Teacher Perfecto Cuervo, who directed the play. "On behalf of our students I want to thank Mayor Sacco and invite everyone to come out and see the show."

There is currently no word on when or where else the show might play.

It's based on the first “Alien” film, which played in theatres 40 years ago.