School plays usually don’t bring to mind horror, except for the fact that they are usually terrifyingly dull. But one high school play is taking social media by storm, the North Bergen High School Drama Club in New Jersey is making headlines with their recent stage production of Alien. Aptly titled Alien: The Play. The show was anything but dull. Presented this past Wednesday and Friday, their play was shared by audience members revealing fantastic costumes, props, and backgrounds. Even though the play’s budget was small, especially for a high school production, everyone who saw the play was left impressed.
The production’s art director, art teacher Steven Defendini, said there were audible gasps from the crowd as the curtain was lifted.
When the actual alien appeared they were screaming,” Defendini stated when describing the reaction when the Xenomorph made its entrance on stage.
The production’s fifteen sets were built by Defendini and six students/performers. They also handcrafted the costumes which included four astronauts and two aliens. The costumes were constructed from thrift store finds and items that were recycled.
For some reason, I suddenly feel better about the future of horror. Bravo kids!
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