A witty and antic adaptation which blends modern elements with the 17th century original. Eraste is desperate to marry Isabelle, but first he must secure the huge inheritance he expects from his decrepit uncle. The uncle complicates things by willing the money to distant relatives, and then decides to marry Isabelle himself. What to do? Eraste enlists the help of his wily valet, and they invent intrigues, deceits, and disguises to part the uncle from the money and the girl, and to achieve the hilariously happy ending any classic comedy deserves.