On September 24th, the run of the sketch show I was in - 100 Years of Losing - ended. It was a well-attended affair and the show was probably the strongest of the entire run. It was a great way to wrap things up. It was also the final pH show for Molly Hall.
Molly has been with pH from nearly the beginning. She was part of one of the first audition groups that we hired. I remember seeing them all perform in rehearsal for the first time and my first thought was, "Wow. These people are waaaay better than me." Molly was especially impressive because she was unfazed by anything that happened on stage and had a knack for making notoriously terrible improv situations into gold. She still does.
Over the years (five, I think) Molly and I became good friends. I would always smile when she greeted me with, "Ford." No one said it quite like her and it made my extremely boring name sound interesting and funny. I'll miss hearing that on a regular basis. I'll miss seeing her make everyone look good in pHrenzy and I'll miss goofing around with her in rehearsals for Marty's sketch shows.
I'm making it sound like I'll never see Molly again and that's not true. Molly is still good friends with all of us in pH and she'll be around - just not as often. I'll still get to enjoy the benefits of being friends with Molly Hall, I just won't get to enjoy the thrill of performing with her. That is something I already miss and I will continue to miss for as long as I'm still performing. Molly is one of the best there is and I'm lucky to have shared the stage with her.
Thank you, Molly Hall.