The Glass Menagerie
More about the show
A drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty, The Glass Menagerie is one of the most famous plays of the modern theater. A gritty memory play of a Depression-era family is told with poetic language and dreamlike music. The MTH production will feature a live, improvised jazz score and incidental live music, as well.
ACT ONE: 49 minutes | ACT TWO: 52 minutes
Pre-Show talks before every Thursday & Sunday performance, given by MTH Founder George Harter
Ryan is thrilled to be working with MTH. He’s appeared at the Unicorn Theatre as Toby Darling in The Inheritance Pt. 1 & 2 and with the Barn Players in The Laramie Project. His playwriting work has been performed across the US, UK, and KC, including We Are Blood at OCTA and an upcoming reading of NOVEL with KCPublic. You may have seen him chatting with Helen Mirren as a Slytherin contestant on Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses on MAX or speaking about his book 50 States of Mind: A Journey to Rediscover American Democracy in the area. He’s a member of the Board of Directors for American Public Square and is a graduate of Northwestern University and Oxford University’s writing master’s program. Ryanbernsten.com
Manon Halliburton has been a professional actress for over 20 years working regionally all across the country. She most recently appeared in Poor Clare at The Unicorn Theatre. Manon has worked at Indiana Repertory Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Co., Chester Theatre Co., Arrow Rock Lyceum, Coterie Theatre and appeared on Law and Order and The HBO hit series- The Sopranos. She is also an avid headshot photographer in Kansas City and her work can be seen at manonhalliburtonphotography.com. Thank you for supporting live theatre.
Desmond Mason – Credits (MTH) Ruby Room Series: For Lovers (2022), Beatnik Cafe (2022) Autumn Leaves (2022), Family Ties (2023), Piece of my Heart (2023), Get Up (2023), Let’s Get it On (2024). MTH Main Stage Productions: Stevie: Signed, Sealed, Delivered (2022), Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Fats Waller Musical Show (2023). Credits Outside of MTH: STAR on FOX, Jaigermeister (Take Back The Night Campaign), Featured Casio Keyboardist for Make Music Day 2021, KCJO Riff Generation Residency 2022.
Nsikoh – Originally from Cameroon in Central Africa, Nsikoh (See-Ko) came to the U.S in 2014 with the dream of becoming one of the most prolific Bass players in the World. He started his journey at KCKCC under the mentorship of Jim Mair, who introduced him to the world of Jazz and to the music scene in KC. Later on while pursuing his associates degree in general studies, he started playing full time in the city at some of the most famous clubs “the Green Lady Lounge, The Black Dolphin, the Phoenix, Johnnie’s, The Blue Room, etc..“ with influential musicians and bands in the city such as Tim Withmer, Lonnie McFadden, Desmond Mason, Hot club KC, Son of Venezuela, The Ernesto J Band and many more… From those experiences his dreams have become bigger and are pushing him to pursue higher goals (entrepreneurship and public speaking) to inspire and teach people how to live a life of purpose.
Brian has been a working actor in Kansas City since the 90’s, having appeared in dozens of productions, on nearly every professional stage in the city. His last appearance with MTH was in the 2016 production of Cabaret. Brian is a core artistic member with Kansas City Actors Theatre and has appeared with KCAT in Smart People, A Doll’s House, A Moon for the Misbegotten, A Lie of the Mind, The Realistic Joneses, At Home at the Zoo, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, God of Carnage, The Birthday Party, Glengarry Glen Ross, Talley & Son, Fifth of July and Absurd Person Singular. Notable productions at The Unicorn Theatre include Stupid F*cking Bird, How to Use a Knife, Clybourne Park, Next of Kin, Blue/Orange, Lobby Hero, Light:Damage, Proof, Quills and others. Notable appearances with KC Rep include Of Mice and Men, American Buffalo, Death of a Salesman, The Front Page, St. Joan, The Philadephia Story, A Christmas Carol, and others. Heart of America Shakespeare Festival credits include King Lear, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and others. He’s also worked with The Coterie, Theatre for Young America, The New Theatre, and The Black Rep.
Erdin Schultz-Bever is excited to make her Music Theater Heritage debut! She is a Kansas City-based actor who graduated with her MFA in Acting from UMKC. Most recently, she performed at the Unicorn Theatre as an understudy for Chris in Journey to the Poles of Inaccessibility. She has also worked locally with Confluence Theatre Company, Fishtank Theatre, Coterie Theatre, Kansas City Actors Theatre, KC Public Theatre, and Circus Scorpius.
Ayana Tribitt is a vocalist, performance artist, dj, model, sound healer and creative activist. Having a passion for music has lead her to open for J.Cole and sing vocals on Jennifer Lopez’s “T.E.N.S.”, Ayana has been showcased worldwide at legendary venues like Take 5 in Osaka,Japan. Ayana is also known as “ERA AURA”, and is set to release a new studio project. Ayana enjoys her work as a model and was recently featured in the MILK exhibit in LA “Remember When: A Year in Review” in 2021. In 2022, Ayana had the pleasure of being a member of the cast for the very first Ruby Room Series, “For Lovers” adding commentary and hosting to the list for “For the Culture” and theater as a cast member for MTH’s “Stevie Wonder: Signed, Sealed, Delivered” and “Ain’t Misbehavin'”
R.H. Wilhoit is excited to make his MTH debut! He is a graduate of Drury University with a B.A. in Theatre Arts, and now calls Kansas City his home. Recently, he’s been seen in Milking Christmas at The Living Room, The Play That Goes Wrong at New Theatre and Restaurant, Every Brilliant Thing at Spinning Tree Theatre, The Tempest at Heart Of America Shakespeare Festival, and Poor Clare at The Unicorn Theatre. When he’s not performing or teaching, R.H. is busy as an active founding member of The Confluence Theatre Company, producing experimental works. As always he thanks his father, Chris, for his continued support.