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 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,

  • Patsy pays visit to grand ol’ Grand

    Patsy pays visit to grand ol’ Grand

    ELLSWORTH — Patsy Cline lovers will want to get themselves to The Grand next weekend to see one of the five final performances of its fine production of “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline,” for a great nostalgia-filled night out. First of all, hurrah to The Grand and its new director, Nick Turner, for producing

  • “Calendar Girls” production proves less is more

    “Calendar Girls” production proves less is more

    BLUE HILL — Well, they pulled it off. Pulled it all off. An intrepid ensemble of New Surry Theatre actresses have bared all the past two weekends — physically and emotionally — to perform in a funny, poignant production of Tim Firth’s “Calendar Girls.” This engaging adaption of the movie of the same name, staged

  • Troupe to perform shorts bound to entertain

    Troupe to perform shorts bound to entertain

    LAMOINE — Lamoine Community Arts Theater this weekend will stage readings of six thought-provoking short works by David Ives, widely considered the master of that genre. While the actors may have their scripts in hand when they take the stage at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 18-19, they will have memorized their lines well enough to

  • Teen savant probes a dog’s murder in upcoming play

    Teen savant probes a dog’s murder in upcoming play

    WINTER HARBOR — Cynthia Thayer could be among the first community theater directors in the country to obtain the rights to the play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” Her Meetinghouse Theater Lab will perform Simon Stephens’ stage adaptation of English novelist Mark Haddon’s award-winning book about a boy’s journey of self-discovery,

  • Ellsworth, MDI high schools win state drama fest

    Ellsworth, MDI high schools win state drama fest

    ELLSWORTH — For the first time in history, Ellsworth High School’s Mad Jesters troupe won the Maine Drama Festival’s Class B title after performing the one-act play “The Secret in the Wings” at the state final held last Saturday at Oceanside High School in Rockland. Mount Desert Island High School was awarded the Class A