Ken Levine

WHAT IS “MURDER”?A Mystery/Comedy

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Full-length Comedy

Four former Jeopardy! champions meet for a weekend to prepare for the Tournament of Champions. When the front-runner is murdered, it becomes a game of cat and mouse between three brainiacs and a wily detective. Comedy, clues, and surprises await.

Production Info:


JEROME: 20’s/40’s, smart, pretentious, full of himself

EUSTACIA: 20’s, Goth, a little weird

NICOLE: 20’s, intense, an influencer

KYLE: 30’s/40’s, super smart, poised

DETECTIVE: 50’s/60’s, somewhat officious, rumpled, and smarter than he looks

Setting: House living room. Present day.

Run Time: 85 minutes.


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.... [FULL BIO]