Vitaly Malakhov about the play: “Ukrainian theater is musical-dramatic in nature. Today, our task is to rethink historical events, turn them into a work of art to continue this tradition. GOT TO BE FREE is an almanac-reflection that consists of novels that tell about the events of the Maidan. These are the stories about how Maidan made society from a crowd, brought together completely different peopleple, and we have changed. For the first time, Ukrainians had to express their opinions and choose their side”.
Each story – is a recollection of an internal impulse for freedom, a struggle for dignity, resistance, war, dreams of a nation of the future and love.An important element of the action is its interactivity. The audience becomes a part of the scene, recalling events that have been reflected forever in our memory.
GOT TO BE FREE is a live rock sound, bright special effects, creative choreography, immersive scenery and strong emotions.The play involves rock band and ballet.The musical was presented at several venues in Kyiv and L’viv for a narrow audience, and in September 2018 was the headliner of the largest-scale festival of Ukrainian culture at Bloor West Village Toronto Ukrainian Festival.