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The Curious Case of Albert Cashier | Quintessence Theatre in association with Droichead Arts Centre

Thursday, 14 September 2023

“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.

Quintessence Theatre return with their acclaimed original dramatization of the incredible true story of the Clogherhead born transgender soldier before embarking on a national tour.

  • Type: Theatre
  • Time: 14 September 2023 - 20:00 - 22:00
  • Venue:Droichead Arts Centre