Partly inspired by John Ford's 'Tis a Pity She's a Whore (1624), Colin Hodges' Pastures of Plenty is a Romeo-and-Juliet type love story between a brother and sister. In the play, Jesse,
33, and Junie Lee, 18, are siblings who had been adopted by different families in the Southwest. When they meet for the first time, they find themselves gripped by a sudden and improbable passion. Jesse's marriage is quickly wrecked, Junie conceives a baby almost immediately and the societal battle lines are drawn. The legal system intercedes and despite repeated separations by the authorities, the siblings' hot love affair refuses to cool.