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Glass & Lady M.

MN Fringe Festival 2021

Created by Martha B. Johnson and

Lindsey Bushnell

Presented Online by Full Circle Theater Company

Part of the 2021 Minnesota Fringe Festival


August 5-15, 2021

Directed by Martha B. Johnson


"Full of Empowerment Wow. Just. Wow..."

- 5 stars


"So timely. Two short stories about female empowerment and society's suppression, acted out beautifully by a talented cast of 4 diverse women..."

- 4.5 stars

About Glass & Lady M.

Glass by Lindsey Bushnell 
Described by its playwright Lindsey Bushnell as “A Feminist Absurdist Play,” Glass is set in a dystopian world where four women are psychologically trapped and controlled behind glass by an unseen Man. Each woman is an archetype--nurturer (Apple Woman), housekeeper (Sweeping Woman), mother (Rocking Woman), and woman obsessed with body image (Too Woman)--and each has her

own views of escape. Glass tackles gender, economic, and societal issues faced by women throughout the centuries.

Content Warning: Please be advised that this piece contains some portrayal of child loss.

Lady M. Conceived by Martha B. Johnson
Conceived by Martha B. Johnson, Lady M. is a reimagining of Lady Macbeth’s iconic sleepwalking scene (“Out, damned spot”) from Shakespeare’s Macbeth.  Using mythical and ritualistic theatrical techniques, this piece re-envisions Lady Macbeth’s profound remorse and guilt as a wake-up call for America to similarly acknowledge the problematic nature of American history, and to feel the humanizing power of remorse.

Need a refresher on Macbeth? Check out our Macbeth and Lady Macbeth Cheat Sheet below:

How do I watch the Show?

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Note: Please read all instructions before registering.

The Fringe ticketing system is complicated. If you have any issues, please contact them directly:

1. Create a Fringe Account:

Warning: Your Fringe password will not be confirmed unless you go to the third email the Fringe sends with the subject "Confirm email notification" open it and click on the link. (The email may be in your promotions folder.)

For online Fringe shows, audience members need to create an account on the Fringe website. You can do so by going to any page on the Fringe website and clicking on the icon on the that looks like a person in the upper right hand corner and follow their directions for setting up an account.

2. Purchase a Button:

You must purchase a Fringe Festival button before you can buy a ticket. The cost of the button is $5 plus a $2 processing fee. This one-time purchase contributes to the cost of planning and running the Festival. You will need to log in to your account to purchase a button. 

3. Purchase a Ticket: 

In addition to the button, you will need to purchase a ticket to the show you'd like to view. Tickets for online shows are $10 with a $2 processing fee per purchase. To purchase tickets for our show, return to our Glass & Lady M. Fringe page and make sure you are on the “ticketing options” tab below the show image. 

4. Watch the Show:

After purchasing a button and a ticket, return to the Glass & Lady M. show page ANY TIME between August 5-15 while logged in and a purple "Watch The Show" button will appear. (This button does not appear until August 5th.) Click on that button and a smaller window will show up with the show. Click play and enjoy!

Livestreamed Q&A on Zoom


Thurs., August 12 at 7:30 p.m. CDT

Join the GLM Artists on Zoom as they reunite for the first time since 2019! 

On Thursday, August 12th at 7:30 p.m. CDT, the GLM team will be gathering for a casual Q&A with the audience, so watch the show any time beforehand on the Fringe site and hang out with us on Zoom on August 12.

Cast & Production Team

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Cast Members:

Charla Marie Bailey, Marci Lucht, Alice McGlave and Oogie_Push


Production Team:

Director: Martha B. Johnson

Assistant Director/Producer: Rick Shiomi

Glass Playwright: Lindsey Bushnell 

Lighting Designer: Tom Mays

Sound Designer: Quinci Bachman

Video Editor: Aaron Fiskradatz

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