****This review first appeared on STAGE RAW****
“This is your city. Welcome home.”
Sometimes traversing the large urban sprawl that is Los Angeles can feel like an odyssey in and of itself – that is why this walking-tour performance Bike Odyssey LA, which takes Homer’s Odyssey and fuses it with Los Angeles, works so well.
We are greeted by a collection of characters who take us on our journey where we meet Odysseus (Jesse Sirkus-Brown), triumphant in the Trojan War and ready to return home. After a sacrifice of kale to the gods, we are given our sailor names and begin our long journey throughout Hollywood. We literally stop traffic to cross the raging seas (aka Santa Monica Blvd.), get caught in a storm, write poetry and dri...