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.
  • Gone to the dogs: Mutts star in canine operas

    Gone to the dogs: Mutts star in canine operas

    What could be more ridiculous than a pack of dogs dressed in silly costumes and “lip-synching” to classic opera on Zoom? Or should I say, what could be more ingenious? Or should I say both? Theater, dog and/or opera lovers will get a chance to determine this for themselves by checking out what is perhaps Penobscot Theatre Company’s most outrageous pandemic production, thus far. The Dog Operas is a series of three operatic virtual shorts. 

  • Actors get personal in “Flyin’ Solo”

    Actors get personal in “Flyin’ Solo”

    Remember how in the olden days we used to gather for dinner parties? And as we sat around the table, shoulder to shoulder, we would share both good food and our best stories. Well, that’s kind of what it is like watching a performance of the Penobscot Theatre Company’s virtual performance of “Flyin’ Solo.” 

  • Island author lends a spooky tale to upcoming virtual event 

    Island author lends a spooky tale to upcoming virtual event 

    BANGOR — For those who decide not to take the kids trick-or-treating this weekend and limit their Halloween fun, there are three spooky theatrical events being offered virtually by the Penobscot Theatre Company’s Digitus Theatrum. They are suitable for varied ages and even include a story from a local source.   Digitus Theatrum features two virtual plays, “The Glitch Witch” and “Ghost Hunt,”

  • MDI choirs shine  like silver and gold

    MDI choirs shine like silver and gold

    ELLSWORTH — Mount Desert Island’s school show choirs and a new jazz octet mined a heap of gold and silver last Friday at the District VI Middle/High School Vocal Jazz Festival, and every one of them are going on to the finales Friday-Saturday, March 27-28, at Lawrence High School in Fairfield. The day of song

  • Choral concert makes ‘today’ a brighter place

    Choral concert makes ‘today’ a brighter place

    BAR HARBOR — Once again, the Acadia Choral Society is making a wonderful contribution to Christmas spirit here on Mount Desert Island with the lovely winter concert “Hodie,” which Director Daniel Pyle explained is Latin for “today.” That theme, which was also in the title and text of several of the songs on the program

  • Shakeup at the Criterion

    Shakeup at the Criterion

    BAR HARBOR — The Criterion Theatre is going through yet another changing of the guard. The theater’s Executive Director Amy Roeder, Development Director Mark Tipton and three board members all resigned in the past month. Roeder and Tipton both joined the theater in May of last year; Roeder had been the fourth executive director of

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