I am currently stage managing Fifty Words by Michael Weller and there is an intense part in the show where the female character hurls objects from the refrigerator at the male actor. One of these objects is a glass jar that is supposed to break. To top it all off, she has to "step" on the glass and cut her foot.
Let me establish a few things:
Firstly, it is a store front theater, so it is very small and intimate. The 50-seat audience is on both sides of the stage (the first row is actually on stage), and the stage is small....
Secondly, we have like 15 performances, so we would like to avoid using the expensive sugar glass.
Finally, we want this to be safe (lol) for the actors on stage because it is not swept up for about 10 minutes.
I have searched the forums for old topics, and none of the information I read fully helps out my situation. We will buy sugar glass jars if we can't think of anything else, but we don't want to have to spend all that money! I did read that if you use glue on both sides of the glass it can help prevent shattering? Does anyone know how well this works? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!