SCENE:  Interior of Town Hall. High, white walls with arching, stained glass roof. Very cool. In the front pews, the writers and techies mingle for dress rehearsal.

Me: Jenny, what are you wearing tonight?

Jenny. Very straight. Nice black pants and a white blouse. Matching black jacket.  Although I did bring a gold-painted velvet coat that I bought in Venice.

Me: Wear the coat. Then I can wear my apricot-velvet pirate captain coat.

Jenny: I’d be the most overdressed woman in Washington State.

Me: I’ll be wearing an apricot-velvet pirate captain coat. (Turns to Vikram Chandra.) How ’bout you, Vikram? Jacket and tie?

Vikram: I don’t own a tie. I’m ethnic. People don’t expect a tie.