Big Roy is a hard rock miner with a not so secret love for the theater, so when he hears a new troupe of actors are coming to the Telluride opera house to put on a Shakespeare play, he saddles his mule and makes the trek into town to see it.
The play doesn't disappoint, but the beautiful lead actor, Edward Clancy, certainly does. Clancy is rude and arrogant, and Roy figures he'd never have a chance with such a man. He's wrong, because Clancy needs some entertainment himself, being stuck in a Hellish mining town for the
long, snowy winter.
Come spring, though, Clancy knows he's going to want to move on, and he thinks Roy will be easy to forgot. Then tragedy strikes, and Clancy has to rethink his entire life. Can these two strike gold?