Alsemero is a young man from 17th century Valencia who's in love with Beatrice, daughter of the most powerful man in Alicante. Unfortunately, she is locked into marriage with Alonso. She has made the mistake of asking her father's servant De Flores, who is also in love with her, to murder Alonso. After killing him, De Flores demands payment from Beatrice by deflowering her. On her wedding night, Beatrice bribes her maid, who is still a virgin, to take her place in bed with Alsemero. This, of course, leads to further complications.