The play reimagines the Montagues as werewolves and the Capulets as vampires.
The award is in honor of Jim Henson, a University of Maryland alum who created the Muppets.
The performance was led by Gerson Noe Lanza Ruiz and Roxanne “Roxy” King, both students of the theatre, dance and performance studies school.
After the preview, the artists held an intimate discussion with the audience about COVID-19 and social justice.
Both shows ran Friday evening at the Cafritz Foundation Theatre.
The play follows a wealthy African American family as they learn to communicate with each other through conversations on race and class.
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It’s not ideal, they say, but it’s workable.
The show opens on May 7.