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.
  • The show must move out

    The show must move out

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The folks at Acadia Repertory Theatre of Somesville got a surprise around Thanksgiving when they were informed that after a 20-year tenancy, they had to clear out their 800-square-foot storage unit in Southwest Harbor by Jan. 2. Acadia Rep directors Cheryl Willis and Andrew Mayer flew from Minneapolis right after Christmas to

  • ‘Christmas in the Land of Oz’ hits sweet spot

    ‘Christmas in the Land of Oz’ hits sweet spot

    BAR HARBOR — Thank goodness that all forms of sweetness are not loaded with calories, because the 500 or 600 people who attended Acadia Community Theater’s “Christmas in the Land of Oz” last weekend received a heaping serving of adorableness. The sweet binge begins with an opening act of Tom Lange reading “The Night Before

  • ‘Into the Woods’ is pure magic

    ‘Into the Woods’ is pure magic

    At first, I was not exactly enthused when I learned of the Mount Desert Island High School choice for fall musical this year, having seen the play seven or eight times, including the original Broadway production, several high school renditions and a few grammar school show choir efforts. But somehow, I forgot what a great

  • MDIHS returns ‘Into the Woods’ after 25 years

    MDIHS returns ‘Into the Woods’ after 25 years

    BAR HARBOR — At a Saturday rehearsal, 14-year-old Alexander Shepard, with a curly pompadour, worked on some new moves that Director Frank Bachman had just added to the big finale number of the Mount Desert Island High School production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s “Into the Woods,” which opens Nov. 10 on the Higgins-Demas

  • ‘Fire of ‘47’ a hot ticket

    ‘Fire of ‘47’ a hot ticket

    Review by Nan Lincoln BAR HARBOR — Most folks who have lived on Mount Desert Island for more than 70 years have a tale to tell of the Great Fire of ’47. Even those who came on the scene 10 or 20 years later often recall seeing the devastation it wreaked; how roads leading to

  • ‘Our Town’ a Grand place to visit

    ‘Our Town’ a Grand place to visit

    Review by Nan Lincoln ELLSWORTH — “Our Town,” Thorton Wilder’s poignant play about life in a small New England town at the turn of the last century, is, of course, the perfect play for a community theater in a small New England town to stage. That having been said, care must be taken not to

  • Aylens bid farewell to Main Street

    Aylens bid farewell to Main Street

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — After almost four decades of gracing Main Street with their handsome displays of fine handcrafted jewelry, Peter and Judy Aylen are hanging up their jeweler’s loupes and soldering aprons. They are selling the business, inventory and even molds to Rob and Maddie Coppage. The Coppages are young jewelers who plan to keep

  • ‘Cabaret’ is entertaining, provocative

    ‘Cabaret’ is entertaining, provocative

    The great news is that, against a stiff headwind this past weekend, the Barn Arts Collective was able to launch its amazing production of the Kander and Ebb Broadway musical “Cabaret.” The not so great news is that this troubling story, set in 1931 Berlin at a critical point in Hitler’s rise to power, is