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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Many of us have seen theatrical plays over the years, or maybe you were in a play in school. However, there are many kids who’ve never set foot in a theater.

Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Tulane University can expose underserved kids to ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ The $25,000 grant allows 5,000 students from across the Gulf South to see the play for free at Tulane.

“For most of these students, this is the first live professional Shakespeare they’ve seen. For many of them, it’s the first live theater they’ve seen,” says Claire Moncrief, of the Shakespeare Festival.

The production runs through Friday, January 16.