17 Minutes had its New York premiere at the Barrow Group Theater (Seth Barrish and Lee Brock, Co-Artistic Directors; Robert Serrell, Executive Director), opening on January 22, 2020. It was directed by Seth Barrish. The scenic design was by Edward T. Morris, the lighting design by Solomon Weisbard, the costume design by Matsy Stinson, the sound design by Emma Wilk, and props by Addison Heeren. The stage manager was Allison Raynes.
The cast was as follows: ANDY RUBENS - Larry Mitchell, VIRGIL MORRIS - Brian Rojas, SAMANTHA RUBENS - DeAnna Lenhart, MARY - Shannon Patterson, DAN - Michael Giese CECILIA - Lee Brock
17 Minutes is "brilliant... a work of empathy and startling compassion." – Theater Pizzazz
" There’s something about the stark honesty of 17 Minutes... that lends the play a kind of grace. This is an extraordinary piece of theater that should be widely seen. " – Theaterscene.net
17 Minutes "accomplishes what the theatre does best: It presents this issue not as an emotionally fraught intellectual argument, but as a complicated and compassionate human drama." " – Talkin' Broadway