This new play looks at the aftermath of a school shooting, where a sheriff's deputy's search for redemption prompts a community to ask—what will we be known for? More…
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In the aftermath of a school shooting, Sheriff’s Deputy Andy Rubens must come to terms with the choices he made during the tragedy. In Scott Organ’s spellbinding new play, one man’s search for redemption prompts a community to ask—what will we be known for?
See it if You can examine the psyche of the grieving mother, the officer who was afraid to respond, his Captain, and others in a poignant portrayal.
Don't see it if You feel that some subjects are too sensitive to dramatize, in this case, a school shooting.
See it if you'd like interesting angle on school gun violence. 17 starts slow, but keeps improving w strong final scene. Small stage w bad sightlines
Don't see it if you want a fast pace; 17 drags a bit. Some chars in just 1 scene. Freq set chgs. Plot holes, but captures the devastation of a town.
See it if Interesting perspective of the aftermath of a school shooting told through cops eyes. Really great performances! Last scene was WOW!
Don't see it if If the subject matter is too upsetting for you. This is the aftermath, so no violence is depicted on stage.
See it if You feel like there can never possibly be closure for the senseless gun violence that has taken hold of our society-especially in schools.
Don't see it if You’ve lost someone in a mass shooting or to gun violence of any sort this might hit too close to be tolerated.
See it if you like character development where trauma leads human beings to act strangely. Here the cast enacts the individual tensions of a shooting.
Don't see it if you want a lot of action. This is a set of seven scenes mostly between two characters talking in a room. Triggers: shooting & realistic gun.
See it if Professional & domestic discord arise for deputy who doesn't step up,but his femme colleague does.Guilt;butno reenactment/gunshots/flashback
Don't see it if Fallen Everyman case study measure of a man: "I don't want to be known for something I didn't do/I know I'm supposed to engage the shooter."
Also Title:"I came here to see what 17 minutes is like."
See it if you appreciate a giant of a play on a tiny stage. This is a powerful and relevant drama for our times, very moving and thought provoking.
Don't see it if you don't like talk about school shootings or violence. There is no actual violence, just talk of what happened.
See it if You want to see the aftermath of a school shooting from different points of view of those affected. Raw emotions.
Don't see it if The detective doing the questioning in 1st scene is miscast. This is his off Broadway debut and he felt one dimensional. Rest of cast great.
See it if Want to consider psychological aftermath of trauma from unexpected POV. Character studies shown as series of vignettes. It mostly works.
Don't see it if Difficult subject plays out somberly w solid performances from ensemble cast. But, it has few moments of drama & parts stretch credulity.
See it if you are interested in examining the same event from several POV's; a scared deputy's lack of action described..
Don't see it if dark, uncomfortable subject matter turns you off; you prefer light comedy or musicals; you dislike guns on stage.
See it if Grim aftermath of a school shooting. No violence in the play. Resonant, relevant story. Fine performances by the lead cop and his wife
Don't see it if Intense one hour and 15 minutes drama. Begins with cop's interrogation. Dramatic encounters with shooter's father and a victim's mother.
See it if Character study about aftermath of school shooting dealing with guilt, responsibility, judgement. Great acting, simple, effective staging.
Don't see it if Can't handle difficult subject matter. A few scenes in the middle section could be tightened a bit.
See it if An intimate character study of those affected by a school shooting. Realistically acted and directed.
Don't see it if The topic is difficult for you or you are looking for a big political drama.
See it if you like an extremely well crafted play with superb acting/directing that tackles the psychological crisis of an individual & his community,
Don't see it if you dislike serious delving into a story of a mass school shooting and the horrible effects it had on a main character & the community.
See it if you want to experience almost first hand the emotional trauma and effects on relationships to everyone involved in a school mass shooting.
Don't see it if you can’t handle deep sadness/fear from living terror act with indirect victims of it/sit 90 min, you’re closed to multiple perspectives.
Also Every actor in this play is real and very talented.
See it if you want to see a well conceived character study, watching a man's "manliness" fuel his descent.
Don't see it if you need profound drama or action in your shows. You need unpredictability
See it if More focus on the police's perspective in a school shooting than the family / victim. The moment of an angry mother was the most powerful.
Don't see it if Guns / school shootings are triggering. Puts some blame on the police, when it really should be on gun control, not more police in schools.
See it if Powerful & moving theatrical experience which gives a prospective of the aftermath of a school shooting, in a small town. I was on my seat!
Don't see it if This is not a feel good play. If you want to walk out feeling great then skip this one. This is a very realistic drama.
See it if you enjoy well-constructed slice of life, "ripped from the headlines" dramas, performed by a good ensemble cast.
Don't see it if you're looking for an in depth study of the why of school shootings or a fully staged play.
See it if as a timely piece on a relentlessly tragic phenomenon that engages instantly & keeps you in a slow burn. Cast & writing don't disappoint.
Don't see it if Definitely worth seeing. Emotional and painful, yes, but effective & on point. "In-the-round" stage; cast & staff deftly manage few props.