The situation is this. A theatrical actress asks her producer to give her daughter a small part in one of the next shows. Here's the dialogue:
- Can't we find her a small part next season?
- If Nancy's doing it, it won't be a small part.
- Oh, well, there must be something.
- Maybe I'll look for a nice offstage cyclone for her to do.
It's surely some kinda joke, but I don't understand it completely. Could offstage cyclone mean some kind of theatrical noises of storm during a show or something? Like wanted sounds for a show's sound decoration?