'The Man With The Glass Heart' premieres at Curtain Call's Dressing Room Theatre in Stamford

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“The Man With The Glass Heart,” an original musical with book, music and lyrics by George Bradt, will be performed at Curtain Call’s Dressing Room Theatre in Stamford Thursday, May 4, through Sunday, May 14.

This new production tells the story of a man and his son living in the fifth century. The father works in a quarry to give his son a better life, according to a news release. He wants his son to be thankful for the gifts he’s been given, such as the chance to study at a university. But the young man rejects them; he wants to follow his own path.

Fortunately it leads him to great success. He goes on to invent modern glass-making — surpassing his father’s wildest dreams.

Ultimately, “Glass Heart” is about a father and son growing up, letting go, accepting and appreciating. Directed by Karen Randazzo, it was first presented as a concert reading at Curtain Call’s Musical Mondays series.

According to the release, “Glass Heart” was originally inspired by Steve Jobs’ Stanford commencement address, in which he shared stories about dropping out of college, getting kicked out of his company and facing death.

Doors open one hour before show time at the cabaret-style theater, where seating is at tables and chairs, and visitors may bring their own food and beverages.

The Dressing Room Theatre, 1349 Newfield Ave. Thursday, May 4-Friday, May 14. Thursday-Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. $32, $25 seniors, $16 students. 203-461-6358, curtaincallinc.com