by Laura Sturm
[8/24/2010, Chicago, IL] This Sunday, the Polarity Ensemble Theatre volleyball team debuted with a stunning second place finish in the Great Chicago Theatre Volleyball Tournament!
But fortunately – two Polarity familes stepped up. In first place with the most representation were the Trabue-Eppersons (or Epperson-Trabues) – with Jason “Front Line Slammer” Epperson shoring up the team and the lovely Abby “Got My Hands Full But I Still Look Good” Trabue cheering us on with the help of Jack “I’ll Be a Player Next Year” and Little Ethan “Mommy’s Chest is Much Cooler than Anywhere You Are” helping her out. And then the fabulous Mathyer family rounded out the team: Mark “I May Have a Farmer’s Tan But I’ll Dive For It” Mathyer and his lovely (and fortunately very athletic) daughters Emily “Digging Them Off the Back Row” and Mary “Firing Them Back Over the Net.” Well, there was also me, Laura “Sand Between My Teeth” Sturm, diving a lot and occasionally managing to hit a ball. More diving than hitting, but …
Our championship (and only) match was with the lovely (and RIDICULOUSLY athletic) Redmoon Theatre team. It was a tough match, but they triumphed in the end. Well, they actually kicked our butts sideways and backwards, but we all managed to have a lot of fun (even if most of us are still removing sand from the crevices of our body). I will say for us a) We could have been a LOT worse and b) We played with passion – running and leaping and diving and working hard!