New Canaan Student Gains Shakespeare On The Sound Experience

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Shakespeare on the Sound is presenting “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” in Pinkney Park through June 29.
Shakespeare on the Sound is presenting “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” in Pinkney Park through June 29. Photo Credit: File Photo

DARIEN, Conn. -- Former Darien High School student Kristen Misthopoulos has taken her role as the unnamed nurse in her high school’s performance of “Romeo and Juliet” to an opening with the Apprentice Company of Shakespeare on the Sound in Rowayton.

Shakespeare on the Sound’s education director Emily Bryan described Misthopoulos as “dynamic, fresh and funny.”

The aspiring actress’ positive reviews led to an audition and an appointment to an apprentice company consisting of 14 students with hopes for a career in the theater ranging from performing, playwriting, directing, costume and set design, administration, marketing and public relations.

Misthopoulos is one of two graduating Darien High School students who qualified to apprentice with Rowayton’s Shakespeare on the Sound’s 19th season. She is appearing in “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” in Pinkney Park at 7:30 p.m. through Sunday, June 29.

Will Steinthal is another former Darien student who is working as an apprentice. Other apprentices are Caroline Lazar and Amanda Monick of Greenwich, Eliza Ranieri of New Canaan, Michelle Rakowsky of New Fairfield, and Emily Skudrzyk  and Catherine Luciani of Fairfield.

General admission and parking are free at Shakespeare on the Sound. Donations are accepted. Reserved seating is also available.

Additional information about Shakespeare on the Sound and its performances are available here.

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