Cul de Sac fans, rejoice! Richard Thompson’s much-beloved comic, which ended its print run in September 2012, has been adapted as a play, and is scheduled to premiere at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre in Arlington, Va., on June 3!
The play, written by Richard Thompson’s wife, Amy, will follow 4-year-old Alice Otterloop and brother Petey as they “learn about friendship and the importance of being yourself,” according to a press release shared on Richard Thompson’s blog.
When the Cul de Sac comic strip debuted in 2007, Richard Thompson’s incredible artistic talent quickly drew the attention of comics superstars such as Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson, who wrote the introduction to the first Cul de Sac collection.
"[Cul de Sac] is one of those rare visions that shows how surprising the ordinary world really is. Richard Thompson's wonderfully peculiar Otterloop family is closely observed with deep sympathy and rings absolutely true. I'm a huge fan."
Sadly, Thompson retired from cartooning in 2012, just a few years after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. For fans who thought they had seen the last of the Otterloop family, the Cul de Sac play is a welcome return.
For more information on performance dates and ticket prices, head over to the Encore Stage & Studio website!
Can’t make it to the live show? Click here to read Cul de Sac on GoComics!
Congratulations to Richard and Amy Thompson on this exciting new adventure!