NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A high school play that got Hollywood’s attention held an encore performance in New Jersey and a surprise guest dropped by to congratulate the cast.

Actress Sigourney Weaver – the star of the 1979 sci-fi classic “Alien” – surprised the cast of “Alien: The Play” at North Bergen High School.

PHOTOS: Behind The Scenes At North Bergen High School’s “Alien”

The play’s elaborate rendition went viral last month, with the students making their own costumes – all from recycled materials.

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“I just want to say, it looked incredible. You put so much heart and soul into that,” the actress said in a social media post.

Behind The Scenes At North Bergen High School’s ‘Alien’

Art director Steven Defendini said it took him and his students at least 500 hours to put all of the costumes together.

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