High school stages "Alien: The Play"

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/03/25/high-school-stages-alien-th.html

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I saw this on reddit and it’s fairly amazing.

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On stage everyone can hear you scream.

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I’ve long wanted to open a “karaoke” bar, but instead of singing, you do famous monologues from film with the film projected behind you. I will never start a business, for various reasons. BUT this is also much better real-world application of both that concept and of a live sweeding than I could have ever dreamed. I would watch an archival filming of this or a simulcast if some professional studio wanted to step up and get some serious karma…

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Sign me up!

I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe.

Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.

I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate.

All those moments will be lost in time,
like tears in rain.

Time to die.

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This is just all kinds of awesome: https://imgur.com/gallery/5UTuIgk

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AV club’s got vids y’all:

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this is some serious shit! this is so awesome! hope they did a video of the whole play. these wonderful kids are true geek-nerds (I have no other description than that for this absolutly in-dive for the subject and mean that in an 100% positive way) and I love it!

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The NYT has a lot more info about the making of the show:

However, I’m kind of torn about the whole “getting the rights to the show” thing:

Asked if the drama club had sought official permission to present the play, Mr. Cuervo said, “Our main goal was really just to put on a great play for the kids, just get them out, stage front.”

I feel strongly that getting the rights to the show should be part of the curriculum for student theatre. Unless the rights-holders say no; then you just try to keep a low profile and see what you can get away with. Do I contradict myself? I contradict myself!

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My thoughts were “what would Hans Ruedi have said?”, then “oh fuck, who has the rights, is that Paramount, say it’s not Paramount or those kids are screwed”.
(Brandywine & 20th Century Fox, actually.)

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But did they mash it with Freaky Friday?

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If this had been my high-school I would have immediately joined the drama club.

This is a school play I’d pay to see!

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fixed that for you.

Max Fischer would be so proud.

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It’s been done, they call it movieoke.

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On stage everyone can hear you scream.

Hopefully. Some theatres have crap acoustics.

He wants the kids to experience courtrooms, lawyers, and the ins and outs of copyright law.

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Waiting for the musical.

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“Better to ask forgiveness” was perhaps the idea here. To me, a high school adaptation of the film is no commercial threat, so go ahead, but some folks are highly protective of their IP, if only to be assholes.

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