On the eve of World War I, the Countess of Rossillion (four-time Academy Award nominee Marsha Mason in her STC debut) sends her son, Bertram (Tony Roach), off to the courts of the King of France (the always fabulous Ted van Griethuysen), unaware that Helena (Miriam Silverman), the young ward she takes care of, is in love with him. Eager to take on the world as a young bachelor, Bertram is also unaware of her affections. The King of France is wasting away with a strange illness and all his doctors have been unable to cure him. Helena, the daughter of a physician, uses one of her late father’s concoctions to cure the King. As a reward he promises her the husband of her choice. So goes the premise of All’s Well That Ends Well, currently playing at the Shakespeare Theatre.