Ken Levine


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90-minute Dark Comedy


by Ken Levine

The lives of two couples are thrown into upheaval when a brushfire threatens their upscale Southern California homes. They must confront what’s really important to them — Material items? Careers? Relationships? SMOKE GETS IN YOUR HOUSE treats the natural disaster seriously while still finding enough absurdity to make this play a genuine dark comedy.

Production Notes:


AL HEARN: 50s, a budding curmudgeon

BETH HEARN: 50s, bright, level-headed

ROGER KING: 50s, proactive to a fault

ERIKA KING: 50s, funny, a tad cynical

+ Assorted VO from newscasters, which can be pre-recorded


Two houses in LA, present day.


Ken Levine

Ken Levine is an Emmy winning writer/director/ playwright/major league baseball announcer. Full-length plays include A or B?, Going Going Gone, Our Time, Upfronts and Personal, America’s Sexiest Couple, On the Farce Day of Christmas, Smoke Gets In Your House, 4:05, and Guilty Pleasures. They’ve been performed in New York, Los Angeles, and throughout the country. His many short plays have been produced around the world and have won numerous festivals and competitions. Ken has also written over 200 episodes of television, served as head writer on MASH, producer of Cheers, consultant for Frasier, and writer and character voice on the Simpsons. He has directed over 60 TV episodes, co-wrote the Tom Hanks movie, Volunteers, and has been the play-by-play voice of the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, and San Diego Padres and hosted Dodger Talk for eight seasons. His popular podcast is Hollywood and Levine. [FULL BIO]