Kelly Thompson


Going into the Varscona Theatre for Pervert, the last show of this season for NLT (Yes, I am crying too), too early isn’t a bad thing.  It will give you ample time to take in the captivating set used for this play.  While the wall of black and white porn is seemingly two dimensional, the collages of Playboy and other various porn magazines hanging in the background add to the XXX fresco, but yet, don’t detract or block.  While waiting for the play to start, while listening to the interesting pre-show music, I’m sure that your eyes will wander through the various males, females, and everything in between, all posted on the back wall.  And just as you think you’ve uncovered everything about this wall, which I’m sure is the most interesting set I’ve ever seen, the lights will dim, and you are shot into a world of porn, fetishes, and oddly interesting philosophy .

The play itself isn’t about porn, I wouldn’t say, but rather uses it as a launching block for the main themes that are developed throughout the play.  From the beginning, a montage of the main characters going on through their everyday life, to the end, a Shakespearean-style ending after sudden turns and twists, the play is sure to keep you captivated. The actors themselves are amazing, able to switch from the humorous to the serious, and know when to do so.  The play, like always, runs like clockwork, and the actors immerse you into this fictional, porn-filled world. 

The way that this play unrolls, ninety minutes of pure drama and excitement, is inspiring.  You don’t experience very often the emotion that was in this play, and, as much as you don’t know quite what to expect before you go into the theatre, you’re happy you saw the play once it’s all done.  The play certainly fits with the phrase, “Ending with a bang”, and I think that this is a perfect way for NLT to end another season of amazing plays.

And so, while this is the last play for this season, this is also my last blog for this season.  I’ve had an amazing time as a blogger for NLT, and I would like to thank everyone who made this a possibility!  As well, I would like to thank everyone that took the time to read my blogs.  Once again, thanks so much!  This is Kelly Thompson, signing off.


“You can approach the act of writing with nervousness, excitement, hopefulness, or even despair--the sense that you can never completely put on the page what's in your mind and heart. You can come to the act with your fists clenched and your eyes narrowed, ready to kick ass and take down names. You can come to it because you want a girl to marry you or because you want to change the world. Come to it any way but lightly. Let me say it again: you must not come lightly to the blank page.” – Stephen King