<-NARRATOR:-> Listen to a conversation between two students.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Hey, Mike, did you finish that article you were writing for the campus newspaper, the one about the school play?
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Not yet.Remember how I was going to interview the student who's directing it?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Yeah. You said that was going to be a big part of the article.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Right, and I was going to make most of my article about what the director said, since she knows about picking the play, choosing the cast, designing the set, everything.
But I just called, and it turns out she's got a bad cold-she's sick.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> So you can't interview her?
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Not today, no.
But I have a couple of options. I could wait until she feels better and interview her then.
It's just that then the article wouldn't be done in time to go in this week's paper.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Oh, so you'd have to put it in next week's paper then?
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Yeah, and the play's opening this weekend.
I mean, it's running next weekend too,
but it'd make more sense to have the article come out before the play opens.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> I see what you mean.
So what's your other option?
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Well, I could interview an actor instead of the director. I talked to one of the lead actors, and he said he'd be happy to do an interview today.
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Sounds good- then your article would come out before the play opens.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> I know, but it's just that he probably wouldn't have as much to say as the director. I mean, he wouldn't know about everything that went into planning the play the way the director does.
Briefly summarize the problem the speakers are discussing. Then state which of the two solutions from the conversation you would recommend. Explain the reasons for your recommendation.