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.
  • Rep’s ‘Alice’ is zany fun

    Rep’s ‘Alice’ is zany fun

    Review by Nan Lincoln MOUNT DESERT — For Acadia Repertory Theater’s annual children’s theater offering, Artistic Director Cheryl Willis has fractured yet another classic children’s tale and tossed all the glittery, glowy, silly and saucy bits and pieces onto the stage for her cast of talented young actors to seize upon and transform into an

  • Carmen comes back to the Criterion!

    Carmen comes back to the Criterion!

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Islanders rejoice! Opera director Fenlon Lamb has packed up her trailer full of her Papermoon Opera Production sets and costumes, some spotlights and props, tossed in some world class talents, including a home-grown soprano and is bringing the whole shebang to the Criterion stage, Friday, July 19, for a fully-staged

  • Words travel between the worlds

    Words travel between the worlds

    Review by Nan Lincoln news@mdislander.com MOUNT DESERT — It’s what every writer longs for — a muse, or even a ghostly presence that will dictate inspired prose to the subconscious making the fingertips fly across the keyboard transforming blank pages into a great book or story. In Michael Hollinger’s play “Ghost-Writer,” purported to be based

  • “We Were an Island” is a lovely start

    “We Were an Island” is a lovely start

    Review by Nan Lincoln BAR HARBOR — Peter Logue’s film “We Were an Island” opened to a full house at the Criterion Theatre Saturday — an eloquent demonstration of how this community at large supports its young artists. Inspired by the life of Art and Nan Kellam, who lived alone together on Placentia Island for

  • “We Were an Island” debuts

    “We Were an Island” debuts

    BAR HARBOR — After three years in pre-production, a of year filming and post production editing, not to mention the years of imagining it, Peter Logue’s first narrative film “We Were an Island” is ready for its premier Saturday, June 15, at 7 p.m. at the Criterion Theatre. The film is inspired by the lives

  • Bass Harbor native was Civil War naval hero

    Bass Harbor native was Civil War naval hero

    TREMONT — A pivotal naval battle in the Civil War was fought off the coast of Cherbourg France, June 19, 1864, between the Union Navy’s 200 foot, three-masted steam- and sail- powered USS Kearsarge, and the elusive Confederate raider the CSS Alabama. On board the Kearsarge that day was a 21-year-old sailor named John Fairfield

  • Viewpoint: George Demas: The gift goes on

    By Nan Lincoln In a rather oblique way, George Demas, who died this past February, confirmed I had made the right decision almost 50 years ago when I first moved to Mount Desert Island as a year rounder with my toddler son. I’d been living at my mother’s home in suburban Boston, waiting for my

  • COA’s founding faculty member retires

    COA’s founding faculty member retires

    BAR HARBOR — Bill Carpenter leans into a question a student has asked in his history class at College of the Atlantic. Perhaps it’s to hear better — he is, after all, pushing 80. But he gives the impression of being fully engaged by the query. He leans back in his chair to ponder his

  • Musical is freakishly fun!

    Musical is freakishly fun!

    BAR HARBOR — Something new and freakishly fun has come this way! The Acadia Community Theater launched its terrific new show this past weekend on the Higgins Demas stage at Mount Desert Island High School. The show was the Broadway musical version of the film “Freaky Friday,” in which a battling mother and teenage daughter