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Knock It Off!: A Farce

From 11 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Great writing

About the show

What do you get when you combine a corrupt gynecologist, plastic surgery look-a-likes, a flighty receptionist, a forgetful Holocaust survivor, and many more absurd characters? You get "Knock It Off: A Farce!" More…

It is January 23, 1973. Dr. Thomas Katz, a flat broke gynecologist, has been performing “illegal” procedures in his office to make ends meet. Petrified of losing his dwindling patient base with the upcoming Supreme Court decision he is forced to lease out two offices in his practice. One to a pair of plastic surgeons and the other to a dentist. What he doesn’t know is that one of the plastic surgeons is Marcia, his ex-wife and the dentist is his long-time mistress, Deidre. Deidre looks exactly like Marcia after undergoing plastic surgery. (Unbeknownst to her!) Marcia wants her alimony; Deidre wants to find her long-lost child. Both are expecting financial help from Thomas, who is dead broke. Enter Budd, Thomas and Marcia’s son, who arrives to ask his father to pay for a wedding to marry Bernadette, a pro-life activist. Terrified his girlfriend may discover his father’s controversial occupation he does whatever it takes to keep her from his father.


Member Reviews (11)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Great writing
80
Avg Score

85
Raunchy, Puerile, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Puerile madcap slamming-door sex romp that sustains the zany through the two-plus hrs. Gyno dr.'s waiting room supports plot.Big Film Star.

Don't see it if The puerile madcap slamming-door sex romp peters out on the zany after two-plus hrs. Holocaust humour. Plot is too complicated. Meta. TFTNC.

Also "There's that German optimism that I love so well."

87
Refreshing, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if You enjoy farce and need some laughs these days.

Don't see it if If you tend to be a stick in the mud.

100
Hilarious, Great writing, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if You want a show that will have you laughing non stop, with a great cast and much slapstick.

Don't see it if Hilarious theatre is not your thing, if you're not a fan of the 70's, if you're offended by the theme of abortion. Or just offend easily.

Also I've seen this twice. I found it to be hilarious. It's amazing what a ... Read more Read less

24
Raunchy, Overrated, Excruciating, Dated, Banal

See it if have 2 hours to waste. I have never left a show before, and me and my friends left at intermission. All of us hated it, not even one joke.

Don't see it if just don't. I can't understand how anyone could have enjoyed this show. Was over acted, bad writing, just plain dumb. Waste of time.

Also Nothing worked in this show. This wasn't even Abbott and Costello type... Read more Read less

65
Hit and miss, Overrated, Cliched, Clever

See it if you like very silly plays and aren't easily offended.

Don't see it if you want a consistently funny show.

Also The show has some great acting (one person plays three roles at once) ... Read more Read less

84
Extreme farce - well played., Quirky, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if Strong performers in a funny, funny farce of the classic style, slamming doors, mistaken identities, sexiness interests you. :)

Don't see it if You want seriousness and no laughs. ;(

79
Dizzying, Great staging, Funny

See it if you like slamming door farces

Don't see it if you don't like frenzied action

Also A slamming door farce like Noises Off only not as professional. ... Read more Read less

92
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if You want two hours of non-stop laughter.

Don't see it if You don’t like 70’s shows, and want to avoid highly controversial issues

100
Edgy, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You laugh at offensive things. Have a twisted sense of humor. Love Carol Burnette.

Don't see it if You are easily offended.

87
Hilarious, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You like to laugh and have a good time. Great acting. Very light.

Don't see it if If you dont like zany sitcom storyline

Also Actress that plays multiple characters was completely amazing. Reminds... Read more Read less

97
Great acting, Great writing, Quirky, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You want edgy, funny, thought-provoking humor that reflects the times today but set in the 70s.

Don't see it if You hate to laugh


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