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.
  • ‘Vep’ a goofy good time

    ‘Vep’ a goofy good time

    BAR HARBOR — The Criterion Theatre is the perfect venue to put on a play about wealthy, entitled folks and their milieu behaving very, very badly. This is the sort of glamorous theater that set would attend, one imagines, in their leisure between back-stabbing events. If the play in question, Charles Ludlam’s “The Mystery of

  • ‘The Mystery of Irma Vep’ Lee, Van Gorder perform two-man ‘penny dreadful’

    ‘The Mystery of Irma Vep’ Lee, Van Gorder perform two-man ‘penny dreadful’

    BAR HARBOR — And now for something completely different — and potentially, great fun. Nathanael Lee and fellow Mount Desert Island High School graduate Thomas Van Gorder are launching a two-man comedy performance with Charles Ludlum’s, zany thriller “The Mystery of Irma Vep,” at the Criterion Theatre, Oct.11-13. The play is described as a “penny

  • 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