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.
  • Sexism, the price of success explored in mystery play

    Sexism, the price of success explored in mystery play

    BLUE HILL — Murder most foul is afoot at the Town Hall Theater, where the New Surry Theatre opened last week the mystery drama “Laura,” based on progressive novelist Vera Caspary’s 1943 suspense story by the same name. Movie buffs are probably familiar with the 1944 film noir version of “Laura” with Dana Andrews and

  • Lamoine troupe delivers a hit!

    Lamoine troupe delivers a hit!

    I love everything about Lamoine Community Arts — the cozy little, white clapboard Grange hall with its bumpy, dusty parking area, worn, wooden floors and the small but surprisingly deep stage, upon which the troupe performs.

  • NST debuts three new directors

    NST debuts three new directors

    BLUE HILL — Two years ago, when New Surry Theatre founder Bill Raiten announced his retirement after 45 years, it was hard to imagine. The idea of this dynamic presence — who recently won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maine Arts Commission — not being part of the local theater scene was unsettling. Would

  • Bestselling Somali author to speak in Blue Hill

    Bestselling Somali author to speak in Blue Hill

    BLUE HILL — There’s a saying amongst the nomadic Rahanweyn people of Somalia that goes: “There are only two noteworthy days in one’s life. The day one is born and the day one dies. Everything in between is herding.” For anyone living a complicated life in the 21st century there may be something enticing about

  • “The Graduate” seduces Bangor Opera House audience

    “The Graduate” seduces Bangor Opera House audience

    Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman are hard acts to follow. But A.J. Mooney and Alekzander Sayers, who play the iconic roles of cougar housewife Mrs. Robinson and rudderless, young college graduate Benjamin Braddock in the Penobscot Theatre Company’s production of “The Graduate,” do their damndest to put their own mark on these characters.

  • New play nails novelist Ruth Moore’s Maine

    New play nails novelist Ruth Moore’s Maine

    Review STONINGTON — Anyone who has not been to Stonington lately, now is a good time to go. The drive is lovely, especially when you cross the handsome bridge spanning Eggemoggin Reach, and pass through Deer Isle village, with its tidy cottages, art galleries and filigreed coastline and come to Stonington itself. Overlooking the town

  • Chorale marks 50 years with powerful program

    BAR HARBOR — For most folks, the highlights of summertime fun on Mount Desert Island are outdoorsy delights such as hikes in Acadia National Park, boating in Frenchman Bay or the Western Way, swimming at Long Pond, Echo Lake or, for the very brave, Sand Beach. A game of golf, perhaps, or tennis match. But,