Ridley Scott Praises Students for ‘Alien’ Stage Show, Offers Funds for Encore Performance

IndieWire | 3/28/2019 | Staff
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The North Bergen High School students who put on a stage production of Ridley Scott’s “Alien” have made a fan out of the director himself. In the wake of the production going viral across the internet, Scott sent the students a personal letter (via Deadline) praising their efforts in turning his landmark 1979 science-fiction movie into a work of eye-popping theater. The students performed “Alien: The Play” on March 19 and March 22 at the New Jersey high school and earned acclaim for their production and creature design, which was all made with recycled materials for no budget whatsoever.

“My hat comes off to all of you for your creativity, imagination, and determination to produce such an ambitious show,” Scott writes in the letter. “Limitations often produce the best results because imagination and determination can surpass any shortfalls and determine the way forward – always.”

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Scott continues, “Self-sufficiency is what this country was largely based upon with its immigrant population coming in to a New World and working together. This...
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