Cate Ryan's The Picture Box Begins Off-Broadway Run Jan. 12

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The Negro Ensemble Company presents Cate Ryan's The Picture Box beginning Jan. 12 at Theatre Row – Beckett Theatre.

Elain Graham
Elain Graham

Directed by Charles Weldon, the limited engagement will officially open Jan. 15.

The cast includes Arthur French and Elain Graham with Jennifer Van Dyck, Malachy Cleary.

The Picture Box, production notes state, "is a warm, unique and loving story. From the deep south to the northeast, a young black man comes to work at the home of a white family on New York’s Long Island. This young man becomes the 'caretaker' of the little girl who lives in the home. She has been emotionally abandoned by her mother through her mother’s second marriage. The trust of this estranged child creates a bond with her caretaker that spans a lifetime. Love and caring comes in all forms."

The production also features set design by Patrice Davidson, costume design by Mark Caswell and lighting design by Ves Weaver. Production stage manager is Femi Heggie.

Performances are scheduled for Tuesdays at 7:30 PM, Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 3 PM.

Beckett Theatre is located at 410 West 42nd Street. Tickets are $36.50 and are available by calling (212) 239-6200 or online at

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