The 2020 Free For All will feature a remount of Alan Paul’s 2018 production of The Comedy of Errors. Check back for information on tickets later this spring.

Two sets of twins, each with the same name—what could go wrong? Everything, apparently. Leave logic behind and delight in the confusion of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, where servants misplace their masters, wives overlook their husbands, and sons forget their fathers. The blunders double, triple and cube until chaos reigns—and everyone is pretty sure that everyone else is completely insane. With a cast of beloved STC performers, Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul (Camelot; Peter Pan and Wendy) brings the madcap world of The Comedy of Errors to life in all its antic, anarchic glory.


“[Alan] Paul has a showbiz aesthetic that’s refreshing.” –The Washington Post

“GUT-BUSTING…Alan Paul’s deft direction supplies some of the finest comedic moments of the D.C. theater season.” –BroadwayWorld

“FABULOUS…plenty of hijinks with a splash of Broadway.” –DC Theatre Scene

“FUN…a rollicking good time.” –DCist

“UPROARIOUS… this Comedy of Errors delivers with virtuosity.” –DC Metro Theater Arts

“WONDERFUL… a romp of pure fun.” –MD Theatre Guide

“BRILLIANT…an evening of music, farce and folly.” –The Georgetown Dish

“HILARIOUS…[a] silly, light-hearted farce that will have you laughing out loud.” –PG County Sentinel 

“HIGHLY RECOMMENDED…an indescribable mash-up of frothy, farcical slapstick.” –Whisk and Quill 

“EXCELLENT…[Alan] Paul’s production is heaps of fun.” –Two Hours Traffic


Free For All: The Comedy of Errors

Jul 10, 2019 - Jul 21, 2019

Harman Hall

July 28-August 9

Sidney Harman Hall

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Alan Paul

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