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.
  • Musical journeys lead home

    Musical journeys lead home

    MOUNT DESERT — Something rather hush-hush is happening over toward the quieter side of the island. Without a lot of hoopla or fanfare, pianist Christina Spurling has started a new music festival based at the Somesville Union Meeting House. Unlike the existing summer music festivals on Mount Desert Island, the Quietside Chamber Music Festival features

  • Summer Chorale steams it up

    Summer Chorale steams it up

    BAR HARBOR — After the sturm und drang of last year’s powerful “Elijah,” the Mount Desert Summer Chorale decided to have some fun this time, with “Carmina Burana,” Carl Orff’s angry, funny, bawdy, at times tipsy and ultimately joyful paean to fortune, misfortune and love. Director David Schildkret explains in his program notes that the

  • An enchanting midsummer’s eve

    An enchanting midsummer’s eve

    MOUNT DESERT — What could be more enchanting than spending a gorgeous midsummer night, under the stars and by the sea, watching a flock of fairies flit about, Greek legends strut about and a couple of lovestruck couples and an ass run about in a magical forest? Last weekend folks got to do just that

  • ‘Carmen’ kills at Criterion

    ‘Carmen’ kills at Criterion

    Review by Nan Lincoln BAR HARBOR — The Criterion Theatre was created as a movie house and stage for vaudeville and other small live acts. But it truly, and rather unexpectedly, comes into its own when the Bar Harbor Music Festival’s opera rolls into town. For one glorious night each summer audiences get to hear

  • 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