THE CURIOUS CASE OF ALBERT CASHIER: Lincoln’s ‘Lady’ Soldier
Quintessence Theatre, In association with Droichead Arts Centre, Present The Curious Case of Albert Cashier: Lincoln’s ‘Lady’ Soldier
“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.
“I really loved the play. I was genuinely moved to tears, and so much of it struck a chord with me” –Aoife Martin, Trans Equality Network