Germany, 1944. Isaac Baum, former professor of botany, has been sent from a concentration camp to the home of Frau Ilse Hess to be her gardener. Frau Hess, the aristocratic, elegant wife of the former Deputy Führer, Rudolph Hess, who was incarcerated in Britain after his unauthorized flight there, had requested a new gardener when hers was drafted.Several candidates with botanical experience, identities unknown, were sent to her home, on approval, one at a time. This is the true incident that informs this play. It is about two uniquely antithetical characters, a man and woman in complete cultural, religious and historical opposition, thrust together in a surprisingly seductive relationship.