I Dream Before I Take the Stand

I Dream Before I Take the Stand
by Arlene Hutton

Productions (126)
  • Drama
  • 20 - 25 minutes
  • 1 f, 1 m
  • Set: One chair

I Dream Before I Take the Stand
by Arlene Hutton

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Productions (126)
  • Drama
  • 20 - 25 minutes
  • 1 f, 1 m
  • Set: One chair

A defense lawyer cross-examines a woman during her testimony in a sexual assault case -- and in doing so, horribly distorts her perfectly innocent walk in the park.

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Pricing Information

Performance Fee $40
Standard Edition $8.99
Stage Manager Edition $17.99

Play Details

A defense lawyer cross-examines a woman during her testimony in a sexual assault case -- and in doing so, horribly distorts her perfectly innocent walk in the park.

  • Drama
  • 20 - 25 minutes
  • 1 f, 1 m
  • Set: One chair

Published Reviews

"A feminist classic."

The List (Edinburgh)

"...a riveting piece of theatre. The writing is pithy and fierce."

New Jersey Independent

"...David Mamet overtones, but far more sympathy for the female victim enduring a nightmare quizzing than Mamet ever musters."

New York Newsday

"Provocative..."

Off-Off-Broadway Review

Production History

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DEC 17, 2017 - DEC 17, 2017
East Chapel Hill High School
Chapel Hill, NC United States
East Chapel Hill High School Chapel Hill, NC United States
APR 26, 2017 - APR 28, 2017
East Chapel Hill High School
Chapel Hill, NC United States
East Chapel Hill High School Chapel Hill, NC United States
APR 26, 2017 - APR 28, 2017
Black Box
Chapel Hill, NC United States
Black Box Chapel Hill, NC United States
APR 14, 2017 - APR 16, 2017
Winthrop University
Rock Hill, SC United States
Winthrop University Rock Hill, SC United States
APR 06, 2017 - APR 09, 2017
University Of Findlay
Findlay, OH United States
University Of Findlay Findlay, OH United States
MAR 18, 2017 - MAR 18, 2017
Woodlands Drama Group
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
Woodlands Drama Group Knaresborough, United Kingdom
MAR 05, 2017 - MAR 25, 2017
Mitchell District High School
Mitchell, ON Canada
Mitchell District High School Mitchell, ON Canada
MAR 03, 2017 - MAR 04, 2017
Brentwood High School
Manchester, MO United States
Brentwood High School Manchester, MO United States
FEB 23, 2017 - MAR 03, 2017
Dr. Frank J. Hayden Secondary School
Burlington, ON Canada
Dr. Frank J. Hayden Secondary School Burlington, ON Canada
FEB 17, 2017 - FEB 17, 2017
Westwood High School Actors Theatre
Roebuck, SC United States
Westwood High School Actors Theatre Roebuck, SC United States
JAN 28, 2017 - FEB 04, 2017
South County High School
Lorton, VA United States
South County High School Lorton, VA United States
JAN 28, 2017 - FEB 21, 2017
Battle Creek Central High School
Battle Creek, MI United States
Battle Creek Central High School Battle Creek, MI United States
JAN 28, 2017 - JAN 28, 2017
Basha High School
Chandler, AZ United States
Basha High School Chandler, AZ United States
DEC 31, 2016 - DEC 31, 2016
Basha High School
Chandler, AZ United States
Basha High School Chandler, AZ United States
DEC 03, 2016 - DEC 04, 2016
College Of Charleston
Charleston, SC United States
College Of Charleston Charleston, SC United States
NOV 18, 2016 - NOV 19, 2016
Virginia Wesleyan College
Norfolk, VA United States
Virginia Wesleyan College Norfolk, VA United States
OCT 13, 2016 - OCT 16, 2016
Mabee Theater
Kansas City, MO United States
Mabee Theater Kansas City, MO United States
SEP 24, 2016 - SEP 24, 2016
Spotlight Theatre Company
Essex, United Kingdom
Spotlight Theatre Company Essex, United Kingdom
JUL 29, 2016 - JUL 29, 2016
Rushen Players Drama Group
Hertford, United Kingdom
Rushen Players Drama Group Hertford, United Kingdom
JUN 01, 2016 - JUN 30, 2016
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY United States
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY United States
MAY 04, 2016 - MAY 04, 2016
Fort Zumwalt East High School
St. Peters, MO United States
Fort Zumwalt East High School St. Peters, MO United States
APR 23, 2016 - APR 23, 2016
Missouri State University
Springfield, MO United States
Missouri State University Springfield, MO United States
APR 21, 2016 - APR 21, 2016
Smith Cotton High School
Sedalia, MO United States
Smith Cotton High School Sedalia, MO United States
APR 21, 2016 - APR 24, 2016
Muhlenberg Theater Association
Allentown, PA United States
Muhlenberg Theater Association Allentown, PA United States
APR 21, 2016 - APR 21, 2016
Missouri State University
Springfield, MO United States
Missouri State University Springfield, MO United States
APR 14, 2016 - APR 15, 2016
Westminster College
Salt Lake City, UT United States
Westminster College Salt Lake City, UT United States
APR 14, 2016 - APR 16, 2016
Purchase College Theatre And Performance Department
Purchase, NY United States
Purchase College Theatre And Performance Department Purchase, NY United States
MAR 03, 2016 - MAR 05, 2016
Thurston High School Dramatics Department
Springfield, OR United States
Thurston High School Dramatics Department Springfield, OR United States
FEB 17, 2016 - FEB 20, 2016
Rushen Players Drama Group
Port Erin, United Kingdom
Rushen Players Drama Group Port Erin, United Kingdom
FEB 04, 2016 - FEB 06, 2016
University Of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO United States
University Of Central Missouri Warrensburg, MO United States
JAN 29, 2016 - JAN 29, 2016
Reynolds High School
Troutdale, OR United States
Reynolds High School Troutdale, OR United States
JAN 21, 2016 - JAN 21, 2016
Glasgow Middle School
Falls Church, VA United States
Glasgow Middle School Falls Church, VA United States
DEC 05, 2015 - DEC 06, 2015
Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA United States
Grinnell College Grinnell, IA United States
OCT 16, 2015 - OCT 24, 2015
Vagabond Theatre Of Cornwall Inc
Cornwall, ON Canada
Vagabond Theatre Of Cornwall Inc Cornwall, ON Canada
OCT 15, 2015 - OCT 18, 2015
Charlotte Country Day School
Charlotte, NC United States
Charlotte Country Day School Charlotte, NC United States
SEP 17, 2015 - SEP 20, 2015
Elgin Fringe Festival
Elgin, IL United States
Elgin Fringe Festival Elgin, IL United States
MAY 22, 2015 - MAY 31, 2015
Sandgate Theatre Inc.
Sandgate, QLD Australia
Sandgate Theatre Inc. Sandgate, QLD Australia
APR 27, 2015 - APR 27, 2015
Victoria School Of The Arts
Edmonton, AB Canada
Victoria School Of The Arts Edmonton, AB Canada
APR 16, 2015 - APR 18, 2015
Touch Me Philly Productions
Philadelphia, PA United States
Touch Me Philly Productions Philadelphia, PA United States
APR 01, 2015 - APR 01, 2015
ReVamp Collective
Philadelphia, PA United States
ReVamp Collective Philadelphia, PA United States
MAR 18, 2015 - MAR 18, 2015
Northern Virginia Community College
Woodbridge, VA United States
Northern Virginia Community College Woodbridge, VA United States
FEB 20, 2015 - FEB 21, 2015
Northwest Missouri State University
Maryville, MO United States
Northwest Missouri State University Maryville, MO United States
FEB 07, 2015 - FEB 07, 2015
Thomas Jefferson High School
Fredericksburg, VA United States
Thomas Jefferson High School Fredericksburg, VA United States
FEB 06, 2015 - FEB 06, 2015
Thomas Jefferson High School
Alexandria, VA United States
Thomas Jefferson High School Alexandria, VA United States
JAN 24, 2015 - JAN 24, 2015
Thomas Jefferson High School
Falls Church, VA, VA United States
Thomas Jefferson High School Falls Church, VA, VA United States
JAN 19, 2015 - JAN 22, 2015
N/A
Alexandria, VA United States
N/A Alexandria, VA United States
NOV 05, 2014 - NOV 18, 2014
Hampshire College
Amherst, MA United States
Hampshire College Amherst, MA United States
OCT 25, 2014 - OCT 25, 2014
Churchland High School
Portsmouth, VA United States
Churchland High School Portsmouth, VA United States
SEP 27, 2014 - SEP 27, 2014
Goldfields Repertory Club
Floreat, WA Australia
Goldfields Repertory Club Floreat, WA Australia
JUL 23, 2014 - JUL 26, 2014
Goldfields Repertory Club
Kalgoorlie, WA Australia
Goldfields Repertory Club Kalgoorlie, WA Australia
MAY 17, 2014 - MAY 17, 2014
Attleboro High School
Attleboro, MA United States
Attleboro High School Attleboro, MA United States
MAY 01, 2014 - MAY 03, 2014
Staley Thespians
Kansas City, MO United States
Staley Thespians Kansas City, MO United States
FEB 14, 2014 - FEB 23, 2014
Calumet Players
Lake Benton, MN United States
Calumet Players Lake Benton, MN United States
DEC 06, 2013 - DEC 07, 2013
Milwaukee HS Of The Arts Studio Theatre
Milwaukee, WI United States
Milwaukee HS Of The Arts Studio Theatre Milwaukee, WI United States
NOV 28, 2013 - NOV 30, 2013
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON Canada
University of Guelph Guelph, ON Canada
NOV 21, 2013 - NOV 21, 2013
N/A
McKenzie, TN United States
N/A McKenzie, TN United States
APR 29, 2013 - APR 29, 2013
Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA United States
Grinnell College Grinnell, IA United States
JAN 19, 2013 - JAN 19, 2013
Army Entertainment
APO, AE United States
Army Entertainment APO, AE United States
JAN 15, 2013 - JAN 15, 2013
Great Bend High School Theatre
Great Bend, KS United States
Great Bend High School Theatre Great Bend, KS United States
DEC 08, 2012 - DEC 09, 2012
Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA United States
Grinnell College Grinnell, IA United States
NOV 25, 2012 - NOV 25, 2012
Maple Ridge Christians School
Abbotsford, BC Canada
Maple Ridge Christians School Abbotsford, BC Canada
OCT 27, 2012 - NOV 24, 2012
New Heritage Theatre Group
Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
New Heritage Theatre Group Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
AUG 03, 2012 - AUG 04, 2012
N/A
Castries, Saint Lucia
N/A Castries, Saint Lucia
MAY 04, 2012 - MAY 06, 2012
Confrontational Theater Project
Seattle, WA United States
Confrontational Theater Project Seattle, WA United States
APR 21, 2012 - APR 21, 2012
Westwood Community High School
Fort McMurray, AB Canada
Westwood Community High School Fort McMurray, AB Canada
JAN 21, 2012 - FEB 04, 2012
Thomas Jefferson High School
Alexandria, VA United States
Thomas Jefferson High School Alexandria, VA United States
NOV 04, 2011 - NOV 04, 2011
Noble Academy
Greensboro, NC United States
Noble Academy Greensboro, NC United States
AUG 27, 2011 - OCT 07, 2011
Three River Theatre's StandPoint Theatre
Deloraine, Australia
Three River Theatre's StandPoint Theatre Deloraine, Australia
MAY 27, 2011 - MAY 27, 2011
Montgomery Blair High School
Silver Spring, MD United States
Montgomery Blair High School Silver Spring, MD United States
MAY 18, 2011 - MAY 18, 2011
Chandler High School
Chandler, AZ United States
Chandler High School Chandler, AZ United States
MAR 19, 2011 - MAR 19, 2011
Citrus High School
Inverness, FL United States
Citrus High School Inverness, FL United States
FEB 05, 2011 - FEB 05, 2011
Carroll High School
Sioux City, IA United States
Carroll High School Sioux City, IA United States
JAN 22, 2011 - JAN 22, 2011
Carroll Community High School
Manson, IA United States
Carroll Community High School Manson, IA United States
DEC 03, 2010 - DEC 03, 2010
Citrus High School
Inverness, FL United States
Citrus High School Inverness, FL United States
NOV 17, 2010 - NOV 17, 2010
Siena Heights University
Adrian, MI United States
Siena Heights University Adrian, MI United States
OCT 28, 2010 - OCT 31, 2010
Colonial Forge High School Theatre
Stafford, VA United States
Colonial Forge High School Theatre Stafford, VA United States
AUG 06, 2010 - AUG 21, 2010
The Bird & Baby Theatre Co.
Greer, SC United States
The Bird & Baby Theatre Co. Greer, SC United States
MAY 29, 2010 - MAY 29, 2010
North Raleigh Arts And Creative Theatre
Raleigh, NC United States
North Raleigh Arts And Creative Theatre Raleigh, NC United States
MAY 23, 2010 - MAY 23, 2010
Riverside Theater Company
New York, NY United States
Riverside Theater Company New York, NY United States
MAY 21, 2010 - MAY 22, 2010
Riverside Theater Company
New York, NY United States
Riverside Theater Company New York, NY United States
APR 16, 2010 - APR 18, 2010
Knox College K-93
Galesburg, IL United States
Knox College K-93 Galesburg, IL United States
FEB 18, 2010 - FEB 20, 2010
Champlain Theatre
Burlington, VT United States
Champlain Theatre Burlington, VT United States
DEC 07, 2009 - DEC 07, 2009
University Of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA United States
University Of Puget Sound Tacoma, WA United States
MAY 12, 2009 - MAY 12, 2009
Quincy Community Theatre
Quincy, IL United States
Quincy Community Theatre Quincy, IL United States
FEB 11, 2009 - FEB 11, 2009
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC United States
Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC United States
DEC 04, 2008 - DEC 05, 2008
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA United States
James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA United States
AUG 22, 2008 - AUG 23, 2008
ACT Ottawa
Ottawa, KS United States
ACT Ottawa Ottawa, KS United States
JUN 10, 2008 - JUN 10, 2008
Oloughlin Catholic College
Darwin, Australia
Oloughlin Catholic College Darwin, Australia
APR 18, 2008 - APR 19, 2008
Midwestern State University Theatre Department
Wichita Falls, TX United States
Midwestern State University Theatre Department Wichita Falls, TX United States
DEC 10, 2007 - DEC 10, 2007
Maryknoll School
Honolulu, HI United States
Maryknoll School Honolulu, HI United States
OCT 16, 2007 - OCT 20, 2007
La Touche Players
Dublin 1, Ireland
La Touche Players Dublin 1, Ireland
MAY 10, 2007 - MAY 10, 2007
Leduc Composite High School
Leduc, AB Canada
Leduc Composite High School Leduc, AB Canada
MAR 31, 2007 - APR 04, 2007
Our Town Theatre
Oakland, MD United States
Our Town Theatre Oakland, MD United States
MAR 20, 2007 - MAR 21, 2007
Hickman High School
Columbia, MO United States
Hickman High School Columbia, MO United States
MAR 03, 2007 - MAR 31, 2007
Lynn Classical High School
Lynn, MA United States
Lynn Classical High School Lynn, MA United States
NOV 30, 2006 - DEC 01, 2006
West Virginia University At Parkersburg
Parkersburg, WV United States
West Virginia University At Parkersburg Parkersburg, WV United States
NOV 03, 2006 - NOV 19, 2006
Nahi Players
Dublin, Ireland
Nahi Players Dublin, Ireland
MAY 11, 2006 - MAY 14, 2006
University Of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA United States
University Of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA United States
MAY 02, 2006 - MAY 02, 2006
Massachusetts College Of Liberal Arts
North Adams, MA United States
Massachusetts College Of Liberal Arts North Adams, MA United States
FEB 15, 2006 - MAR 04, 2006
Bates College Robinson Players
Lewiston, ME United States
Bates College Robinson Players Lewiston, ME United States
FEB 04, 2006 - FEB 04, 2006
Carroll High School
Carroll, IA United States
Carroll High School Carroll, IA United States
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Lassen High School
Susanville, CA United States
Lassen High School Susanville, CA United States
JAN 21, 2006 - JAN 21, 2006
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Carroll, IA United States
Carroll High School Carroll, IA United States
JAN 09, 2006 - JAN 09, 2006
Rickards High School
Tallahassee, FL United States
Rickards High School Tallahassee, FL United States
JAN 01, 2006 - FEB 01, 2006
Texas A&M University - Kingsville
Kingsville, TX United States
Texas A&M University - Kingsville Kingsville, TX United States
NOV 02, 2005 - NOV 05, 2005
Bay High School
Lakeland, FL United States
Bay High School Lakeland, FL United States
OCT 06, 2005 - OCT 15, 2005
David W. Butler High School
Matthews, NC United States
David W. Butler High School Matthews, NC United States
APR 15, 2005 - APR 15, 2005
Theatre In The Little Theatre
Franklin, PA Canada
Theatre In The Little Theatre Franklin, PA Canada
MAR 04, 2005 - MAR 05, 2005
Artesia Community Theatre
Artesia, NM United States
Artesia Community Theatre Artesia, NM United States
JAN 22, 2005 - JAN 22, 2005
Cape Coral High School
Cape Coral, FL United States
Cape Coral High School Cape Coral, FL United States
DEC 06, 2004 - DEC 06, 2004
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA United States
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University Of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, AB Canada
University Of Lethbridge Lethbridge, AB Canada
OCT 27, 2004 - NOV 14, 2004
Ohio State University - Dept Of Theatre
Columbus, OH United States
Ohio State University - Dept Of Theatre Columbus, OH United States
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David Douglas High School Theatre Department
Portland, OR United States
David Douglas High School Theatre Department Portland, OR United States
APR 29, 2004 - MAY 02, 2004
University College Of The Fraser Valley Theatre Department
Chilliwack, BC Canada
University College Of The Fraser Valley Theatre Department Chilliwack, BC Canada
APR 04, 2004 - APR 04, 2004
Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma City, OK United States
Oklahoma City University Oklahoma City, OK United States
MAR 30, 2004 - MAR 30, 2004
Craigmont High School
Memphis, TN United States
Craigmont High School Memphis, TN United States
MAR 26, 2004 - MAR 27, 2004
Marywood University
Scranton, PA United States
Marywood University Scranton, PA United States
JAN 24, 2004 - FEB 07, 2004
Clarinda High School
Clarinda, IA United States
Clarinda High School Clarinda, IA United States
OCT 06, 2003 - OCT 07, 2003
Wake Forest University Theatre
Winston-Salem, NC United States
Wake Forest University Theatre Winston-Salem, NC United States
JAN 01, 2002 - DEC 31, 2002
Tabbard Theatre
London, United Kingdom
Tabbard Theatre London, United Kingdom
JAN 01, 1998 - DEC 31, 1998
Philadelphia Fringe Festival
Philadelphia, PA United States
Philadelphia Fringe Festival Philadelphia, PA United States
JAN 01, 1997 - DEC 31, 1997
Piccolo Spoleto Festival
Charleston, SC United States
Piccolo Spoleto Festival Charleston, SC United States
JAN 01, 1997 - DEC 31, 1997
New York International Fringe Festival
New York, NY United States
New York International Fringe Festival New York, NY United States
JAN 01, 1995 - DEC 31, 1995
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Edinburgh, United Kingdom
JAN 01, 1995 - DEC 31, 1995
Alice's Fourth Floor (workshop)
New York, NY United States
Alice's Fourth Floor (workshop) New York, NY United States
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DEC 17, 2017 - DEC 17, 2017
East Chapel Hill High School
Chapel Hill, NC United States
East Chapel Hill High School Chapel Hill, NC United States
APR 26, 2017 - APR 28, 2017
East Chapel Hill High School
Chapel Hill, NC United States
East Chapel Hill High School Chapel Hill, NC United States
APR 26, 2017 - APR 28, 2017
Black Box
Chapel Hill, NC United States
Black Box Chapel Hill, NC United States
APR 14, 2017 - APR 16, 2017
Winthrop University
Rock Hill, SC United States
Winthrop University Rock Hill, SC United States
APR 06, 2017 - APR 09, 2017
University Of Findlay
Findlay, OH United States
University Of Findlay Findlay, OH United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
JAN 01, 2002 - DEC 31, 2002
Tabbard Theatre
London, United Kingdom
Tabbard Theatre London, United Kingdom
JAN 01, 1998 - DEC 31, 1998
Philadelphia Fringe Festival
Philadelphia, PA United States
Philadelphia Fringe Festival Philadelphia, PA United States
JAN 01, 1997 - DEC 31, 1997
Piccolo Spoleto Festival
Charleston, SC United States
Piccolo Spoleto Festival Charleston, SC United States
JAN 01, 1997 - DEC 31, 1997
New York International Fringe Festival
New York, NY United States
New York International Fringe Festival New York, NY United States
JAN 01, 1995 - DEC 31, 1995
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Awards (1)

ATHE Lunchtime Theatre Award, 1995