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.
  • 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

  • Summer Chorale celebrates 50th with biggest concert ever

    Summer Chorale celebrates 50th with biggest concert ever

    BAR HARBOR — For most folks, the highlights of summertime fun on Mount Desert Island are such outdoorsy delights as hikes in Acadia National Park, boating, swimming, golf or tennis. But for 50 years now, for an impressive number of local and summer folks, the big thrill of the summer season is spending several evenings

  • Opera production features costumes, sets made of paper

    Opera production features costumes, sets made of paper

    BAR HARBOR — Fans of the excellent operas the Bar Harbor Festival has been bringing to the Criterion Theatre for the past 15 years or so have had to be very forgiving. Not of the singing, which has always been world-class, nor of the acoustics, which are wonderful at the Criterion for such live events.

  • “Pygmalion” is jolly good!

    “Pygmalion” is jolly good!

    Review by Nan Lincoln   MOUNT DESERT — There are some terrific stories that have been enthralling listeners and audiences for hundreds of years. Millennia, even. They have been told and retold in various forms and iterations and, somehow, always manage to seem relevant. The tale of Pygmalion is one of these. It first appeared