Homer with Bikes

In this version of “The Odyssey,” Hermes, the messenger god of Greek mythology, gets around not on winged sandals but rather on a Schwinn.

The Sirens could’ve sang from Cross bikes adorned in Lycra and covered with mud, but the Topeka West High School’s production kept them in togas.

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Photo: Bill Blankenship

Earlier this year, an LA production of Die Walkure, had “Valkyries ride their steeds of sculpted wire, with bicycle-wheel tails.”