Golf in the Year 2000
or What We Are Coming To

Based on a prophetic book written in 1892, this new 40-minute comedy is about an avid golfer who lapses into a coma in the 19th Century and wakes up in the marvelous world of the 21st—when women rule the sphere of business leaving men mostly free to play golf with robot caddies, and when people travel high speed in rail tunnels, view tournaments on theater-sized television, wear digital watch-rings, and can almost control the weather!

Play Adaptation by David Houston From the 1892 novel
by J. McCullough [also known as J.A.C.K.]


David Houston
(516) 293-2638 – DH@davidhouston.net

$400 fee includes actors in costume, small setting, music equipment, and travel 
(included for Long Island and Queens); facility is asked to supply a performance area at least 8' x 12', simple lighting, and, amplification if the space is large; 
running time is about an
40 minutes

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About The Actors

Scheduled Performances

Music for Interludes and Underscoring

Pictures for Publicity

Comments and Reviews


About the Actors

STEVE CORBELLINI (Mr. Adams) is a leading man much in demand on Long Island. Among his many and varied appearances, he has been Don in Singin' in the Rain, Paul in Barefoot in the Park, Hamlet and Juliet in The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr Abridged, Mitch in Tuesdays With Morrie, Finch in How To Succeed, Scott Fitzgerald in Houston's Great Scott and Zelda and Fred in Houston's Fred and Adele Astaire: The Last Dance.  He appeared in the Long Island premieres of Curtains, Over the River and Through the Woods, Triumph of Love and I Love You You're Perfect Now Change. Steve collaborated on the creation and direction of They Can't Take That Away: The Music of George and Ira, in which he co-starred. Steve has a BA in Musical Theater and a Master of Science in elementary education.


DAVID HOUSTON (Writer/Director and Mr. Gibson) is a published and produced writer of fiction and non-fiction. His Joan Crawford biography Jazz Baby (St. Martin's Press), was optioned for movie production, as was his mystery novel Shadows on the Moon (Tower Books). As an actor, David has appeared in leading roles in scores of plays and musicals, including Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet, Senex in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Major Bouvier in Grey Gardens, Ben in Death of a Salesman, Herr Shultz in Cabaret and Horace Giddens in The Little Foxes. In addition to directing productions of his own plays—Let's Do It!, The Ghost of Dorothy Parker, The Dickens, Great Scott and Zelda, Mark Twain Telling Tales, and others—he directed The Belle of Amherst, The Odd Couple Female Version, Sylvia, and Social Security for theaters and schools.


SARA LYONS (Miss Adams) is extremely excited to be a part of Golf In The Year 2000! She just finished her freshman year studying acting and history at SUNY New Paltz. Past roles include Essie Miller in Ah, Wilderness!, Anfisa in The Three Sisters, Martina in You Can't Take It With You, and Naomi in Naomi in the Living Room. She enjoys movies, long walks on beaches and clichés.


MELANIE LIPTON (Miss Adams, alternate) is equally at home in drama, comedies and musicals. Her starring roles include Lilli in Kiss Me Kate, Tracy in High Society, Maggie in The Man Who Came to Dinner, Luisa Contini in Nine, Mrs. Lovett in Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible, Meredith in Bat Boy, Eve in Applause, and Lois Lane in a rare revival of It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman. She has performed in other Houston shows: her acclaimed Emily Dickinson in William Luce’s play The Belle of Amherst, Joan Crawford in Houston’s Jazz Baby Joan, Zelda Fitzgerald in Great Scott and Zelda and Adele Astaire in Fred and Adele Astaire: The Last Dance. Melanie spent two seasons as teacher and choreographer at Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Center and holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University.


Scheduled Performances

Friday, July 20, 2012, 12:15 pm—Port Washington Public Library
Saturday, September 8, 2012, 6:30 pm—Rockville Centre Public Library

Music for Transitions and Underscoring

Percy Grainger's Chamber Music
 and music for
Forbidden Planet by Louis and Bebe Baron

Pictures For Publicity
download or request paper or disk copies





Illustrations by David Wariner from the 1998 edition of Golf in the Year 2000






 Jacket of the 1998 Rutledge Hill Press edition.

Comments and Reviews

Jessica Ley, Program Coordinator, Port Washington Public Library: David Houston and his troupe did an amazing job of bringing to life a little-known book published in 1892. The book predicts television, digital watches and extremely fast electric trains -- all of which have come true! This dramatization was the high-point of our library's 120th anniversary celebration but would work anywhere at any time!

Copyright © 2012, David Houston