Adapted from Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic novel, the story follows a young Puritan woman, Hester Prynne, whose husband has been missing for three years. When discovered pregnant, she is charged with adultery and cast out of society. Her husband, Roger Chillingworth, returns to find her shamed, but conceals his identity and vows to discover and torment Hester’s lover. Hester refuses all entreaties to reveal the man and struggles to find peace and forgiveness in the midst of oppression and secrets.