On Dec. 27, 2019, we lost our dear friend Malcolm Webster. As a community, we’re devastated and already miss his kindness, sweetness, sparkling intelligence and lightning-quick sense of humor. He was a joy to know in life and the loss we feel is immense.
Auburn Area Community Theatre was an artistic home to Malcolm for over a decade, and he’s been an integral part of the organization as a performer, designer, and administrator with a hand in pretty much every show we’ve ever put up since we’ve known him.
Perhaps you were lucky enough to watch Malcolm on stage in shows like Young Frankenstein, Spamalot, Blythe Spirit, The Secret Garden and many others. Maybe you saw shows that benefitted from his quick wit and wisdom as a director or assistant director – he put up hilarious shows in this year’s Summer Shorts and was behind the desk for crowd favorites like Red Velvet Cake Wars and The Last Round-Up of the Guacamole Queens, among many others.
More importantly, perhaps, you were lucky enough to know and work with Malcolm and know that he was an absolute giant in spirit and energy with a wicked sense of humor.
He was a delight to work with (and, let’s face it, more of a delight cracking jokes backstage). Everything already feels smaller, quieter without him.
As we begin a new year, we hope you’ll help us honor the precious memory of Malcolm – rolling his eyes, cracking jokes, and holding umbrellas to care for and support many of us individually and as a theatre community for so many years.
The service for Malcolm was scheduled for Jan. 4, 2020, at Resurrection Catholic Church located at 2815 Forbes Rd. in Montgomery.
Viewing began and 10:30 a.m. and the funeral service was held at noon. A graveside service followed at Lucasey Cemetery on Highway 85. A repast followed back at the church.
We are all better people for having known him. He will be sorely missed. We love you, Malcolm.
This tribute was taken from the Auburn Area Community Theatre’s Facebook page.