Sigourney Weaver Attends “Alien: The Play!” High School Students Freak Out!

As reported yesterday:

A North Bergen, NJ high school play depicting the classic sci-fi film Alien got a surprise visit Friday from the star of the original film, Sigourney Weaver.

Appearing at an encore performance of Alien: The Play at North Bergen High School, Weaver took the stage for some brief remarks, according to the North Jersey Record. Weaver played the character Ellen Ripley in the 1979 film.

Deadline has the whole story of the night, including what Weaver told the Actors in the play.

“How exciting is it to be here tonight?” Weaver said. “This is the night I’ve been waiting for! I’ve only been here a couple of hours, but I can tell this is a very special place in a very special town, and in a school like this you have extraordinary teachers…I met the students and I want to say they are so great.”

About 800 attendees were reported at the play, and a video of Weaver with the cast has gone viral (see below). Earlier, Weaver recorded a YouTube video in which she called the production “incredible.” The play was also praised by the film’s director Ridley Scott, who applauded the students’ creativity when it came to the show’s elaborate sets and special effects. Scott’s production company provided $5,000 so the school could put on an encore performance on April 26.

Great reporting as always by, and if you want to know, this was a labor of love by these students!

Sigourney was given flowers at the end of the play and met all of the students afterwards as well!

How terrific! If you want to see a clip of the play, my whole story is here:

Bravo to Sigourney Weaver for showing up for the play!

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17 replies

  1. What an amazing treat. I love that she did this to encourage the kids.

  2. Oh wow, John. This is so cool. I would freak out too.

  3. That is so cool that she came to see the play!! I know they will never forget meeting her. Sounds like they’ve got something special there at that school.

  4. Wow that’s so cool. Ans the play does look incredible.

  5. That is a really nice thing for Sigourney Weaver to have done, John. Bravo to her.

  6. Well done to her for taking the time to encourage the young people. It must have been such a thrill for them to meet the star of the franchise.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  7. Oh wow, quite the surprise! Glad the play wasn’t utter shit, that would have been cringe-worthy otherwise.

  8. Wow, so very exciting for them to meet Sigourney. A great story!

  9. I read about this in the NY Times. So incredibly cool of the always-incredibly-cool Sigourney!

  10. That is so cool! The kids must have been flipping out! 🙂

    It’s always great when you share happy news John!

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