Jack Levine

Jack Levine

Playwright, author, actor, improv performer, standup comedian, personal storyteller, and comedy writer, since I retired as a Chief Financial Officer in 2016. I have five published books: LAUGHING OUT LOUD: A MEMOIR; PRIMER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS; TALES OF MIRTH AND MADNESS; PARODIES AND COMEDY SKITS; and TEN-MINUTE ONE ACT PLAYS, all of which can be found on Amazon.com.

Plays

  • Bonds That Never Break
    Charles and Alex are brothers, who are traveling to a family gathering. They share fond memories of their deceased parents, and the things most important in their own lives.
  • The Fight for Purity, A Radio Play
    We're back in the days of the Old Wild West. Two men will fight for the love of their life, and there's no telling what calamities we might encounter in this fun filled Spaghetti Western. Saddle up and get there pronto, or you'll miss all the excitement.
  • CHRISTMAS IS ALL YOU WANT IT TO BE
    Two friends get together just before Christmas to enjoy a nice cup of tea and biscuits (English version. Coffee and cookies may be substituted.) One of them shares what has been happening in her life as the holiday approaches.
  • DEATH IS A BUMMER
    Two thirteen-year-old boys are in the woods on Halloween night and have to deal with some spooky stuff. Their lives may depend on what happens.
  • FLOATING BUBBLES
    Two lonely people (male and female) meet by accident on a park bench, and they have a conversation about a never heard of invention to save people. A light hearted play with humor.
  • THE BEAUTY OF A ROSE
    The future of the human race hangs in the balance. Three scientists are working hard to build a super computer to provide the capability to make the best decisions to save our planet. They are on the verge of success, but there is one overriding question: Should a super computer help humankind make the critical decisions or should the super computer make all the important decisions for humankind?
  • CHOICES
    Two former college roommates have stayed friends but not without conflict. One is egotistical and the other is tired of being constantly put down. A bet is proposed and all hell breaks out as one of them is accused of killing the other. The drama builds to a surprise twist at the end.
  • PASS THE AGGREVATION
    A family's dynamics are usually complicated, but this play makes it more so when the relationship of parents and their daughter are turned on its head and communications are almost non-existent.
  • LIGHTS UP!
    An egotistic boyfriend finds himself challenged in an unexpected way. The boyfriend's actions lead to a surprise ending.
  • PERSPECTIVES
    An art dealer and artist have collaborated for years. Both have benefited from their relationship. In this witty play, they discover their viewpoints of modern art may not always coincide.
  • SKATEBOARDS AND BLUEBERRY PANCAKES
    Albert and Amy are ninety years old and have been married seventy years. As they sit in a diner waiting to eat breakfast, we discover that 'boys will be boys' at any age and a wife will always try her best to be nurturing. Albert is a little unusual as he likes to skateboard, which he learned to do at the young age of eighty. Oh, yes, the Cook is a young seventy years old and has an attitude.
  • MY PARADISE ISLAND
    A husband buys his bride of forty years an island in the middle of the ocean. She always wanted to have a home with an ocean view. The island only has sand, and one palm tree with one coconut. What could possibly be wrong with this picture?
  • A TROUBLING STATE OF AFFAIRS
    A horrible injustice may occur. Eric has been charged with a serious crime for which he claims innocence. His lawyer, Noah, is determined to get Eric off the hook. All the evidence points to Eric's guilt. Yet, Noah is one of the best lawyers and is confident of his skills. Will justice be served? The ending could be instructive to both of them.
  • TRUE LOVE 2.0
    Three friends deal with love and betrayal. Through their journey, they discover what is their true love.
  • LOVE AND OTHER AILMENTS
    A lovestruck young man asks the father of his girlfriend for her hand in marriage. The father has been married for many years and has a lot of advice (or should we say warnings?) to share. Can true love endure or are we going to face a tainted love sometime in the future?
  • THE BET
    Two friends have their relationship severely tested by a most unusual bet, which may end up in the murder of one of the friends.
  • TAP. TAP. TAP.
    An older married couple sit in their living room, all alone, on a cold, snowy winter's night. They hear tapping on their window, and their fears steadily grow as they try to figure out who or what is making this noise.
  • I THINK IT'S A WHALE
    A young couple are on a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean. Barbara is reading a book, which has a weird theory. It seems an author by the name of George Bower believes we keep reliving our lives (like in the movie Groundhog Day). Is this all bunk? Is it sci fi? Could it be real?
  • THE OTHER SIDE
    An Old Man and a Young Man meet. One wants to share his experiences and the other wants to find out things on his own.
  • THE CAKE
    Two brothers meet in a diner to share a fond memory of their deceased mother.