The Curious Case of Albert Cashier: Lincoln’s ‘Lady’ Soldier, Sat, 21st October, 16€
“Lincoln wanted soldiers. I wanted excitement”
Belvidere, Illinois, 1862: A young Irishman, Albert D.J. Cashier, enlists with the Union Army in the Civil War and becomes a decorated hero. But unknown to his comrades, Private Cashier is waging an internal war all of his own. When he is fifty years a veteran an indiscreet doctor reveals to all of America that Cashier was assigned female at birth, born under the name Jennie Hodgers, from Clogherhead, Co. Louth, Ireland.
From that day on Albert’s greatest battle truly begins: for identity, selfhood, and truth.
Directed by Anna Simpson
Set, Costume & Projection by Els Borghart & Declan Kelly
Lighting Design by Colin Doran
Executive Producer Paul Hayes
Poster by Niall O’Brien
Fiona Keenan O’Brien
Devised by Quintessence Theatre
Created in Association with Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda