Ella and Grayson are New York actresses who have struggled to establish their careers for over a decade. Each is now in her thirties and realizes that unless her fortunes change she is bound to be a failure. One of them will adhere to her ideals of artistic integrity and continue the struggle, certain that in the end talent and perseverance will be rewarded. The other will desperately grab at a chance to realize her dreams by compromising her ideals in a way she had never thought she could. In the end, one of them will reach the pinnacle of success as the other declines into everything she had dreaded.