Andrea Mezvinsky tells her story in the one-woman show Sawed in Half, with the warmth and familiarity of an old friend. This reviewer’s friends should be so funny.

Much of Sawed in Half is about Mezvinksy learning to discern her true identity from the off-the-rack-into-the-box variety mandated by our culture: victim, feminist, slut, wife, mother. Can anyone find happiness when all their time is spent learning someone else’s lines and hitting marks set by another?

One of Mezvinsky’s first jobs, as a magician’s assistant, illustrates the contortions she felt required to perform in order to stay employed and to gain acceptance in the world. That she alone was creating the magic while stuck inside a box initiates her journey to self-realization.

Her dead grandmother’s sage advice to her ever “verklempt” granddaughter—urgently offered from beyond a heavenly cloud—is hilarious.

Mezvinsky’s portrayal of Every-woman defies belief with her full throttle, turn-on-a-dime performance. She flips into multiple characters with the ease some wish we had with our TV remote. Take that, Frieda Kahlo!

Veteran co-writer/director Victoria Larimore brings wit and focus to the proceedings.  Larry Minion co-produces.

Anyone who has felt trapped in a relationship, trapped in their life, or trapped in a spa owes it to themselves to see Sawed in Half.

“Sawed in Half” is staged through October 8th, 8pm, at ACME Theater located at 5124-26 Lankershim Blvd.

in NoHo Arts District. Call (310) 920-2424 for tickets or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

by John K. Adams

“What  Andrea Mezvinsky has created here is an unapologetic and unrestricted peek inside the mind of a woman dealing with the kind of stuff we all deal with. The writing is deft, hilarious and at times bitingly ironic and always very familiar
--NOHO ARTS ~
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“Mezvinsky’s portrayal of Every-woman defies belief with her full throttle, turn – on – a dime performance. She flips into multiple characters with the ease some wish we had with our TV remote. Take that, Frieda Kahlo!”
-- Tolucan Times ~
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"The honesty of her performance lends itself to great comedy"
-- 2 drink minimum

“This is a great show and I highly recommend it. Andrea is wonderful, a truly talented actress and comedienne”
--NOHO Arts ~
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 “Andrea Mezvinsky appears to be the love child of Richard Lewis and Gloria Steinem.”
--Time Out New York 

"Andrea Mezvinsky has chutzpah! The comedienne bares her soul as she takes on the roles of 3 generations of women with both insight and humor"
-- Time Out NY 

"Andrea Mezvinsky had the audience in stitches when she deadpanned that she thought parenting would came naturally to her cause she raised her mother"
-- Daily News

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