The Seminole State College Fine Arts Theatre will host a Fringe Festival veteran and premiere a new adaptation of the classic Greek play "Lysistrata" during its season. Bobbie Bell has given "Lysistrata" a groovy "make love, not war" vibe.
Seminole State is also presenting August Wilson's entire Pittsburgh cycle of plays; this year's installment is "Gem of the Ocean."
The theater is on the campus of Seminole State College, 100 Weldon Blvd., Sanford. For more information, go to seminolestate.edu/arts or call 407-708-2040.
• LYSISTRATA: Oct. 4-13. A funky new adaptation of Aristophane's classic Greek comedy. The men are constantly at war, so Lysistrata urges the women to "fight the power" and take the boys on a "love rollercoaster," refusing to make love until the men make peace.
• YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN: Nov. 15-24. The gently comic musical based on Charles M. Schulz's classic "Peanuts" comic strip.
• LOT O' SHAKESPEARE: Dec. 6-8. Timothy Mooney presents his one-man show, previously seen locally at the Orlando Fringe Festival. Mooney delivers Shakespearean monologues, chosen at random through a Bingo-like game.
• GEM OF THE OCEAN: Feb. 7-16. August Wilson's play, set in 1904, in which young Citizen Barlow struggles to find his way in the brave new world of "Up North."
• THE DINING ROOM: April 4-13. In comic and poignant vignettes, playwright A.R. Gurney celebrates the New England WASP as the 20th century passes.
• SPRING INTO DANCE: April 25-27. Dance students and professional dancers perform, under the artistic direction of Eric Yow.