Dan’s mention of Marsha Norman comes the day after this conversation:
Angela D. Isn’t there a play where they cook onstage?
Mike Yeah, last year there were plenty of plays with cooking in them: that Korean one—
Nancy V. Cookin’.
Nancy V. They don’t cook in ’night, Mother.
Mike Sure, Edie Falco’s got a turkey in the oven or something.
Nancy V. I saw the show. They weren’t cooking.
Mike Weren’t they?
Nancy V. They fill a candy dish.
Mike That counts!
Keep this conversation in mind if I ever offer to make dinner.