Thank you says Jith to the rest
Friends and associates of distinguished theatre personality Jith Peiris have organised an evening of exceptional entertainment in his honour. Entitled 'A Tribute to Jith Peiris' the event to be held at the Bishop's College auditorium on November 21, at 7 p.m. promises a line-up of brilliant performers in a music and dance extravaganza.
The show, an indication of how much the artists respect the great dramatist who is currently recovering from illness, will feature the Merry-An Singers, Noeline Honter, Shanelle Fernando and Ricky Bahar, Natasha Ratnayake, The Oosha Garten of Ballet, Menik Neydorf and the Kinetic Dance Project, Shannon Raymond Dance Company, Upeka, Khema, Ravi Bandu and Mohan Sudusinghe.
Jith who has been in the entertainment field for over 3 ½ decades is overwhelmed. "I have no words to thank them enough," says he, deeply touched and moved by their show of solidarity in preparing for the event, adding, "I have worked with them all and know each one of them personally."
Reflecting on his long career in the field of performing arts, Jith has wonderful memories of performances that he either directed or stage-managed. Among them are the Shakespeare Competitions that gave him much recognition, the Musical - A tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber and numerous school productions.
Of newcomers to the field and recent productions, he is delighted to see them doing so well - a result of hard work and dedication, values that he has always stood by. "Keep going and never give up," is his message to them. He fervently wishes that more organisations would come forward to sponsor English theatre and other productions. "There is a lot of young talent out there who need financial backing," he says.
The show is being organised by his dear friends Senaka De Silva and Maeve Martenstyne. Tickets priced at Rs. 2000, 1000, 500 and 300 are available at the Bishop's College auditorium.