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.
  • Powerful play explores half-siblings’ bond

    Powerful play explores half-siblings’ bond

    BLUE HILL — Once again I am amazed and impressed at how local theaters are rising to the occasion of this pandemic. Professional, amateur and even local schools have been finding innovative ways to keep the shows going on. The New Surry Theatre is a prime example. Determined not to close the curtains on its

  • 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.” 

  • It’s a beautiful day in  Mr. Ben’s neighborhood

    It’s a beautiful day in Mr. Ben’s neighborhood

      BANGOR — I love Ben Layman. Whenever I see this triple-threat actor’s name on the cast list of an area theatrical event — most often, these days, the Penobscot Theatre Company— I know I am going to have a terrific time. So, of course I was thrilled to see that PTC’s virtual performance season,

  • New Surry Theatre serves up political satire

    New Surry Theatre serves up political satire

    BLUE HILL — A funny thing happened on the way to the pandemic. Almost a year ago, as COVID-19 hit the East Coast, amateur and professional theaters nationally, locally and around the world closed their curtains and doors, leaving thousands, perhaps millions, out of jobs and audiences bereft. But then something happened. Being creative types,

  • New Surry Theatre serves up delicious Thanksgiving

    New Surry Theatre serves up delicious Thanksgiving

    BLUE HILL — Someday, a play will be written specifically for a virtual Zoom format or, then again, perhaps, with a COVID vaccine on the horizon, it won’t be necessary. Let’s hope! The New Surry Theatre, however, is not waiting for either of those eventualities, and have instead, courageously forged ahead with a virtual performance

  • EHS, MDIHS win at regional Drama Fest

    EHS, MDIHS win at regional Drama Fest

    By Nan Lincoln Special to The Ellsworth American BAR HARBOR — Ellsworth High School last weekend held onto its theatrical crown in Class B while Mount Desert Island High School reclaimed its title for Class A at the regional 2020 Maine Drama Festival held at MDI High School. Both schools now will compete respectively at

  • Grand fun

    Grand fun

    Reviewed by Nan Lincoln Special to The Ellsworth American ELLSWORTH — Amidst all the high school drama and jazz fest hoopla, theater lovers might not be aware that there has been some fun theatrical fare going on recently at The Grand. And, lucky for you, the theater will perform Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s

  • Striking gold!

    Striking gold!

    ELLSWORTH — Oh my, what a thrilling day of song and dance last Friday when many of our area high schools and middle schools gathered at Ellsworth High School for the District VI Vocal Jazz Festival. They performed 13 different show choir and jazz choir productions in hopes of going on to the finale Friday-Saturday,

  • A universe of possibilities

    A universe of possibilities

    Reviewed by Nan Lincoln for the Ellsworth American BLUE HILL — It was a frigid cold Saturday night as I drove toward Blue Hill to see “Constellations” the latest offering from the New Surry Theatre. With my car heater blasting as it attempted to keep me from freezing, I couldn’t help but imagine myself at

  • Don’t miss the, uh, Gondola!

    Don’t miss the, uh, Gondola!

    Reviewed by Nan Lincoln Special to The Ellsworth American ELLSWORTH — It has been a decade or so since the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Maine has taken us on a trip to Venice aboard “The Gondoliers” with its side trip to the realm of Barataria. I had forgotten what a fun, topsy-turvy musical excursion

  • “The Gondoliers” returns to The Grand

    By Nan Lincoln Special to The Ellsworth American ELLSWORTH — Hearing the singing upstairs at the Moore Center, it was impossible not to smile. Members of the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Maine were in the midst of rehearsing a jolly chorus number from their new production of “The Gondoliers,” which opens at The Grand

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