The travelers came to a halt and gazed at the large wall blocking their path. They observed two separate doors in this wall, and promptly began forming individual opinions on which one to enter. The first door had an antique appearance, with elaborately designed framework, and ornate embellishments. It was obviously well-aged, and despite its extravagant features, it looked worn and difficult to open.
The second door was rather plain, having no particularly impressive craftsmanship. It was a standard, wooden door, as one might find to a current-day bedroom, with what seemed to be a properly working doorknob.
These doors represent the choice that the cast of The Heiress must make. Having hit a wall in the development of the show, we must all make a choice on how to proceed. From this point, we have to choose which door to enter, and in doing so, we choose the outcome of our production. If we all put forth the extra effort to pry open door one, difficult though it may be, we'll likely find that our final product is an extravagant and well-designed piece of art.
The alternative is door two. Opening it means a much less challenging entry that doesn't require much effort. Simply twist and pull to accomplish the goal. Choosing this door, however, is choosing the ordinary over the extraordinary. It is settling for a typical, predictable, and commonplace performance.
I challenge all of the cast members, including myself, to step it up and pry open the big, fancy door together. Let us not settle for an average production, but instead labor towards an exceptional one.