Articles by: Nan Lincoln

Nan Lincoln

Nan Lincoln

The former arts editor at the Bar Harbor Times writes reviews and feature stories for The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander.
  • New Surry goes noir with “Laura”

    New Surry goes noir with “Laura”

    BLUE HILL — The New Surry Theater has once again struck gold with its suspenseful murder mystery “Laura,” now playing at the Town Hall theater. The play boasts a fine cast is led by Johannah Blackman as Laura Hunt, the beautiful murder victim and romantic interest; Bryan Lescord as Mark McPherson the handsome, brooding detective

  • Addams Family is horrifically funny, cute

    Addams Family is horrifically funny, cute

    BAR HARBOR — I haven’t had such fun with misery since Kathy Bates crushed James Caan’s ankles with a tire iron. The Mount Desert Island High School production of “The Addams Family” has all the creepiness you could possibly want, clever writing, suspense, passion, some delicious torture interludes, loads of laughs and some terrific singing.

  • Laughs on the grass “Twelfth Night” is a hit

    Laughs on the grass “Twelfth Night” is a hit

    BAR HARBOR —Well they pulled it off! After a first performance weather cancellation, the joint Barn Arts Collective and Acadia Community Theater production of Shakespeare’s comedy “Twelfth Night” opened Sunday afternoon on the sloping seaside lawn of Saltair Inn in Bar Harbor. It was a triumph on every level. Shakespeare wrote “Twelfth Night” as a

  • Chamber Fest is “top drawer”

    Chamber Fest is “top drawer”

    Review by Nan Lincoln   MOUNT DESERT — Of all Mount Desert Island’s venerable summer musical festival traditions perhaps the most genteel is the Mt. Desert Festival of Chamber Music. It began 55 years ago when summer resident Clara Fargo Thomas invited a select gathering of her friends to meet in the drawing room of

  • Summer Chorale delivers thrills and chills in Elijah

    Summer Chorale delivers thrills and chills in Elijah

    Review by Nan Lincoln   BAR HARBOR — In the first half of Mendelssohn’s oratorio “Elijah,” the newly repentant Israelites beg the Lord’s forgiveness for their pagan shenanigans, and to bring rain to a land he has, in his wrath, scorched with fire and seared with drought. After weeks of no significant rain here on

  • Family dramedy draws on Chekhov classics

    Family dramedy draws on Chekhov classics

    MOUNT DESERT — Perhaps it’s best not to know any Chekhov at all, when attending Acadia Rep’s current theatrical production of Christopher Durang’s Tony Award winning play, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” because a little knowledge can be a confusing thing. As the play’s name suggests, the show’s three main characters bear the

  • Mainely Delights reopens

    Mainely Delights reopens

    TREMONT — In 2015, after 36 years of serving fish chowder, fried haddock, lobster rolls, doughboys and other such fare at their seaside eatery overlooking the ferry terminal in Bass Harbor, Karen Godbot and her partner Jan Beal decided it was time to retire. When Mainely Delights did not open the following Memorial Day, it