The first performance of Ex Libris was on 9 th March 2001 in the De Valera Library in the presence of the Minister of the Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands, Ms Sile De Valera, TD.
The second performance was a benefit performance and was held in the De Valera Library on 3rd November 2001.
To all the people who supported the cast of Ex-Libris in raising money for Homelessness
and Young People in Need a word of thanks for your support, as we managed to raise £300
for a worthy cause.
'The Famished Road' by Ben Okri.
'A Minstrel Boy with a Satchel of Books' by Dermot Foley.
The Diary of Anne Frank.
'Antigone' by Sophocles.
'St. Joan' by George Bernard Shaw.
'Freedom from Fear' by Aung San Suu Kyi.
'An Evil Cradling' by Brian Keenan.
'Against the Wind - A History of the G.A.A.' by Ollie Byrnes.
'Waiting for Godot' by Samuel Beckett.
'Cúirt an Mhean Oiche' (The Midnight Court) by Brian Merriman.
Original Material by Eleanor Feely:
'Déanta sa Gulag'.
(Simplicio - Colm Keating, Gan Anam - Dan O'Driscoll).
'An Féar Gorta'.
Freedom Candle Dance.
G.A.A. Movement - choreographed by Vaughan Walker.
Antigone Anne Neylon
St. Joan of Arc Teresina Griffin
Creon/Ladvenu Dan ODriscoll
Anne Frank Michelle Greene
Vladimir (Waiting for Godot)/Gan Anam Dan ODriscoll
Estragon (Waiting for Godot)/Simplicio Colm Keating
Aung San Suu Kyi/Madame Koto Nathalie Leahy
Brian Keenan Colm Keating
The Famished Road narrator Alaba Williams
G.A.A. movement, players The cast.
Lighting: Jonathan Kavanagh and Richie OLeary
Set: Vaughan Walker and the cast
Sound Orchestra: Meadhbh Boyd, Siobháin Ní Chonchuir and Úna Ní Chonchuir
Where we go next: The performances will be extended after Easter 2001 to reach schools and public audiences in Ennis and elsewhere together with attendant fora, an information
desk re: libraries role in and a post-performance debate/question and answer session on issues raised by the texts used in the production.
Choice of material: The texts chosen centre on freedom (of thought, action, information) and conversely, censorship and incarceration. (Ill be talking more about this later).