Four Horsewomen of the Apocalypse brings storytelling, not Armageddon

From the July 17, 2014 edition

Wild Goose Creative will host a night of storytelling featuring four local women from four different creative backgrounds. Each will tell a personal story themed in conjunction with one of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse.

Comedian Brooke Cartus has famine, artist and Stinkybomb Soap founder Megan Green has pestilence, freelance journalist (and former Alive reporter) Jackie Mantey has war and musician Counterfeit Madison gets death. While each storyteller will bring a distinct perspective, their personal narratives are universally relatable.

“I wanted to construct an event to show the storytelling power of women. It’s how we relate, how everyone relates really, but sharing stories … is how [women] build amazing connections,” said organizer Alexis Perrone. “They all have interesting viewpoints and aren’t shy. They go for it. If anyone does, it’s these girls.”

Each woman will share an introspective — and completely true — story from her life. Given the successes, and occasional failures, these four women have experienced in their lifetimes, all in attendance, man or woman, will find something to take away from the evening.

Cartus is particularly pleased to be part of an all-women show, something she’s been a part of for standup performances in the past. This show is different because unlike those comedy shows where Cartus said it was often promoted and presented for women, Four Horsewomen will appeal to both sexes.

“It’s really nice to have a show where it’s all women, but that isn’t the focus. This show is really about good writing and all the women on this bill are incredible artists and writers. It makes it a lot more fun that the focus isn’t on our bathing-suit parts, but what we can do with our minds,” Cartus said.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and each woman will present a 10-minute story beginning at 7 p.m. The suggested donation is $5 with proceeds benefiting Wild Goose Creative and the Women's Fund of Central Ohio. Some light snacks and beverages will be provided, and Wild Goose is a BYOB establishment.