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The CiviliTy of Albert Cashier

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EXTENDED Through October 22!

LOCATION: Performances at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago

Permoveo Productions, In association with Pride Films & Plays presents
The World Premiere of the Civil War Era Musical

The CiviliTy of Albert Cashier

Starring former Glee Project star and America’s Got Talent Contestant Dani Shay, 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). 

A NEW MUSICAL based on a Civil War soldier whose life defied definition. The true story, set between 1862 and 1915, tells the tale of Albert Cashier, a Civil War soldier with a secret. 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 it is discovered that Albert 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 Book by the GLAAD Award-nominated Writer/Producer Jaul Paul Deratany; Music & Lyrics by acclaimed Americana musician Joe Stevens & Emmy-nominated Writer/Director Keaton Wooden.

In a joint statement, Director Keaton Wooden and cast member Delia Kropp said “in so many ways, Albert’s story is a true American one — a soldier who served their country and wanted nothing more than personal liberty to live life as they wished to. We don’t know how Albert identified. All we know is they were born female, and lived as Albert. So, in a time where all of America was fighting to define what it would become, Albert fought to define themselves on their own terms. Male? Female? Soldier? Farmer? In Albert’s time (and possibly in ours) there may have been no words to describe who Albert wanted to be. So we took the story to a place beyond words: a musical. This is a story about self-determination. While American society drew attention to Albert’s gender, this story asks us to look through the eyes of a person who lived simply, authentically, and at peace with themselves until the outside world interfered. In the end, Albert became an outlaw for simply existing.”

Performance Schedule:

Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
Sundays at 4 pm

Groups of ten or more:

Book Early and SAVE!
Book your groups by July 31 and save 15% off the full ticket price!
Early booking rate: $36.50 per ticket
Student group pricing: $25
*Parking for buses is available on either side of Irving Park Road between tracks and Clark Street.

Enjoy this Sneak Peek:

Dani Shay (America’s Got Talent, Glee Project) meets with Co-Composer Joe Stevens for the first time and rehearses Young Albert’s first song, “Bullet in a Gun.”




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