Jul 17: Workshop: The CiviliTy of Albert Cashier
The CiviliTy of Albert Cashier Free Workshop Performance
Set during the Civil War, this incredibly timely new musical features a book by GLAAD-Nominated Writer Jay Paul Deratany, music and lyrics by acclaimed folk musician Joe Stevens and Emmy-Nominated writer/director Keaton Wooden. Catch a sneak preview before its World Premiere in Chicago this fall!
Monday, July 17, 2017 at 7:00pm
at Stage 773 | 1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
This true story, set between 1862 and 1915, tells the astonishing, “timely, essential, insightful” and true story of “an amazing figure from [our] history” (Windy City Times). Albert Cashier is a Civil War soldier with a secret that resonates with today’s modern world. Detailing the soldier’s life fighting in more than 40 engagements during the Civil War, the musical follows Cashier through retirement and the onset of dementia, when a life-long secret was discovered: Albert Cashier was born Jennifer Hodgers. Causing an uproar in the small southern Illinois community where Cashier lived, Cashier was prosecuted for impersonating a soldier, requiring fellow soldiers to return once again after 60 years to detail Albert’s heroism and life.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited and general admission. Reservations are required. To RSVP, please click here.
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