Ana is a bored, wealthy housewife who is not pleased when her husband rents out their garden to a soap opera production while he is out of town. She follows the goings on and soon becomes just as involved as her two maids. When she is accidentally taken for an actress, she winds up cast in a plum role. As the set gradually becomes dominated by gossip, intrigue and blackmail, the boundary between the real world and the make-believe begins to blur. Soon Ana finds herself entangled in a real-life soap opera which she needs to resolve before her husband comes home.