Helena is the orphaned ward of the Countess of Rossillion, a widow with an open heart and a handsome son named Bertram. When this physician's daughter cures the languishing King of France, he grants her Bertram's hand in marriage. But the proud boy runs away to war to escape a match he deems so far beneath him. Humility and ambition collide on the battlefield and in the bedroom, as one of Shakespeare's most resourceful and resilient heroines embarks on a quest across Europe to win the heart of the man she loves. Mark Rucker directs.