SИN performance on May 21 at the Holodomor Museum
The Soviet regime exported grain from Ukraine in order to supply its industrial regions and sell it. This led to the fact that millions of Ukrainians began to starve.
The government at that time used man-made famine as a tool of political control and pressure on the population.
The main character of the play, Hrytsko Vasiurenko – SON – sees how his fellow villagers have to give away their bread, land and livestock. He sees the hopelessness of the people who get used to hunger and treat it as their everyday life. He sees how indifference prevails over mercy. But the SON does not give up and remains a human being in inhumane conditions.
The leitmotif of the performance is Ukrainian folk songs, performed live by over 30 voices of the honoured folk song and dance ensemble of Ukraine, “Darnychanka” of the Pechersk Centre for Artistic and Technical Creativity.
The play has an age limit of 12+