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.
  • Wry Neil Simon comedy staged by three directors

    Wry Neil Simon comedy staged by three directors

    BLUE HILL — Ever innovative, the New Surry Theatre is trying something new in its mission to stage top-notch theatrical entertainment for the greater Hancock County community and train new directors to continue the company’s legacy of excellence. In recent weeks at the Town Hall Theater, where the Neil Simon comedy “Last of the Red

  • Old tale, told in new way

    Old tale, told in new way

    ELLSWORTH — It’s a wonderful thing when our friends and neighbors of all ages, spend the time and energy, in this busy time of year, to attend umpteen rehearsals, learn and even write new songs,  memorize dialogue and narration and  overcome stage fright in order to bring a little Christmas cheer to their community. In

  • Chorale to perform Mozart masterpiece this weekend

    Chorale to perform Mozart masterpiece this weekend

    BLUE HILL — Bronwyn Kortge has become ubiquitous to the music scene of Hancock County. The very moment, perhaps, you are reading this the conductor might be rehearsing the Bagaduce Chorale for its performance of Mozart’s great Mass in C minor this weekend at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill and at Ellsworth High

  • Bagaduce Chorale concert to feature children’s chorus

    Bagaduce Chorale concert to feature children’s chorus

    ELLSWORTH — Few would argue that hearing children sing is just about the most beautiful sound in the world, right up there with hermit thrushes and nightingales. Last week, the Moore Community Center’s halls were ringing with that lovely sound while the ECMI Youth Chorale rehearsed John Rutter’s “Mass of the Children,” which they will

  • EHS opens high-energy “Godspell” this weekend

    EHS opens high-energy “Godspell” this weekend

    ELLSWORTH — Another member of Rebecca Wright’s family has joined the Ellsworth High School Theater team, which is in the final week of rehearsing “Godspell.” The pop musical opens Friday, Nov. 30. Cameron Wright, Rebecca’s son who works as an actor in the Portland area, is taking over as director of the fall musical while

  • 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