The Curious Case of Albert Cashier: Lincoln's Lady Soldier

  • 4th Mar - 7th Mar
  • 20:00
  • €16|€14
  • Droichead Arts Centre,
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Wednesday 4th March
Thursday 5th March
Friday 6th March
Saturday 7th March

“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 America that Cashier was actually born a woman: Jennie Hodgers, of Clogherhead, Co. Louth. From that day on Albert’s greatest battle truly begins: for identity, selfhood, and truth. In this new play, devised by the company, Quintessence Theatre use their innovative physical ensemble story-telling techniques to create an original dramatization of the incredible true story of the Clogherhead born transgender soldier.
This is Quintessence Theatre’s final play in their Hear Me Roar: Women, Gender, and Silence programme.
" Brave, daring and innovative. A substantial piece of theatre"  - Northern Standard on Cracks

Part of Droichead Presnts Drama Theatre Club. Theatre Club brings people together to see a play, and then allows them the opportunity to chat and discuss it afterwards. Like a book club, our audiences can share their views, thoughts and impressions in the relaxed, informal setting of our cafe/bar after the show. So have your say and see seven great plays for €80
BOOK ONLINE or call 041 9833946 to be part of the Drama at Droichead. THEATRE CLUB MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES PERFORMANCE ON FRI 6 MAR.

Previous productions include:'#MeToo, Three, Four…', 'Boy, Girl, Repeat', ‘The Star of Chester’s Lane’ and 'Cracks'. Quintessence Theatre: Theatre Company in Residence at Droichead Arts Centre funded by the Arts Council.

From January 2020, all in person/phone bookings will be subject to a €1 booking charge per ticket. Free online booking.