1. Cookies: most any kind will do. Of late, chunky chocolate chip and white chocolate, macadamia nut. Yum
2. Fried pie: generic, mass produced, apple.
3. The actor's epiphany had to do with current role. He struggled with how to play his character's opening scene. Walking home from rehearsal the other night--inspiration (epiphany) struck. He talked it out, worked it out, played it out for for audience of one (me) and is satisfied with result.
Word is, director is pleased with the current path.
Being witness to him working out, working on his various characters is almost as much fun as watching the entire production.
Downside is: now super anxious to see the end result.