"Thank you for the best assembly we ever had."
--LAUSD 6th grade teacher

The Show

Voyage of Odysseus (V.O.O.)  is a One-Man, interactive show, written & performed by Joshua Feinman and directed by Abraham Tetenbaum. Through the Non-Profit Enrichment Works, V.O.O. is  proud to be in it's 12th year touring Los Angeles, and the greater California area. 

Greek King Odysseus (Joshua Feinman) invites students in the audience to come on stage and take a voyage with him into the world of myth.  The journey begins as Odysseus bids farewell to his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus.  First stop: Troy, where, after a long siege, the Greek soldiers hide inside a statue of a giant horse, presented to the city as a ruse to penetrate its defenses, and win the Trojan War. On the return voyage, Odysseus stops on an island where he is captured by the cave-dwelling monster Polyphemos. He blinds the giant cyclops in order to escape and resumes his voyage home. Next, our hero encounters Circe who turns his sailors into pigs then back into men again after she falls in love with him. Odysseus sails past the sirens and resists their dangerous song, then he battles the whirlpool, Charybdis and Poseidon, God of the Sea. Finally, after 20 years at sea, he returns to his family. Penelope is surrounded by suitors who want to marry her, but she remains faithful to her husband despite his long absence. Odysseus, disguised as a stranger, scares the suitors away, then reveals himself and reclaims his family.