Eastward I go only by force but westward I go free. This is the prevailing tendency of my countrymen, I must walk toward Oregon, Thoreau 'Whisperings in the Grass' is about the longing that made simple inexperienced people embark on a hazardous journey from the secure east to the unknown west in the 1800's over the Oregon Trail, the longing to be free and unbounded. "to follow paths only wild things know." Tony Award winning director Joseph Hardy said of Whisperings in the Grass, "I found it beautiful, strong and certainly daring." The style of the play is similar to Spoon River Anthology.