4 years ago
Malcolm Schokman’s tribute to the actors of the skits:
Guys, you were the toast of the night. To put in simply – you guys were bloody good! The acting and engagement with the audience raised spontaneous outbursts of laughter and had everyone engrossed with (for many) a trip down Memory Lane of what our college classrooms were like.
Tony, you were commanding and articulate as Archie and I seriously think you have another career waiting for you in retirement. Ramesh, with so little practice and with the most speaking parts amongst the students, you pulled off a very real and smooth performance. Adrian, after saying that I twisted your arm to make you take part, you went from strength to strength pulling off a great example of Archie’s favourite whipping boy i.e. the burgher cockroach. Kevin you had great engagement on the stage with the others and a maestro performance as Tino. Pierre, with no real practice and from a non-speaking role to the potential veralu seller – you were in the moment- probably only topped by your earlier role as “Somapala”, the sacristan. – Malcolm
From Adrian Young:
Rienzie, I enjoyed reading your article in the Peterites Reunited souvenir; it brought back great memories of Flamboyant flower bud “cock fights” past. I thought you might be interested in the attached picture I took when I visited college in May this year, which is a view of the canal bank with a flowering branch of a Royal Poinciana (Flamboyant) tree in the background (see picture below).
Malcolm, I greatly enjoyed the camaraderie of the group and the opportunity to re-establish contact with close friends from my college years. You and the other members of the organising committee are to be congratulated. It was obvious that all of you had worked extremely hard and given generously of your time, to make the event the success that it clearly was. I observed everyone having a fabulous time and the evening flowed seamlessly. Well done! – Adrian
From Pierre Lawrence:
Thank you for the trip down Memory Lane.
Malcolm, you did an exceptional job organising all of this as well as writing out the scripts. This was a remarkable feat and maybe something to think about in retirement. To the rest of the crew, it was a pleasure working with all of you and I will do it again – in a heartbeat. To Archie: I guess if Archie was alive, he would have given you six of the best for doing a great job and outdoing the original. It was fantastic Tony. All the very BEST
until we meet again. – Pierre
From Tony Martyn
First of all, thanks for the kind words regarding the performances. It was an absolute pleasure to work with such a great bunch of guys. Shows the true Peterite spirit. I really enjoyed myself and the feedback was extremely positive, even though some things didn’t quite go according to plan. But who’s complaining? Well done to all. Looking forward to working with you guys again at some point in the future. Thanks again. – Tony
From Ramesh Navaratne
It was a lot of fun getting to know Archie through you guys. Thanks for the feedback and the support. Wishing you all the best. – Ramesh
From Sasthri Samaranayake
Lawry, it was great to see you and catch up with so many others that I have not met for over four decades. We all had a terrific time, the music was good and the food was simply fabulous. Please convey my congratulations to all of the organising committee for a job well done. – Sasthri
From Lawrence Machado
Congratulationss to the organising committee for another smashing show. We do appreciate all the hard work over the years as these have been unforgettable reunions which would have not been possible if not for all of you. – Lawrie
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