The first Ukrainian work in the "fantasy" genre, the love story of a simple village boy Lukash and the forest dryad Mavka. In this song play, "the folk perception of the surrounding world, the ancient mythological thinking of Ukrainians, the search for oneself in the modern world was embodied.
The magical world of ancient stories and fairy tales, forest otherworldly heroes collides with the world of people, and the problem of human relations arises - in the person of Lukash, his mother, the widow Kylina, and nature - in the person of Mavka and other inhabitants of the forest. After all, man is used to treating nature in a consumerist way!
Using natural gifts, a person does not notice his harmful actions. Encountering the fantasy world of the ancient forest and falling in love with Mavka, Lukash breaks the usual order of his world and the magical world of the forest.
Mavka is the embodiment of not only the beauty and defenselessness of nature, but also the spiritual beauty of a person, it cannot be destroyed in everyday petty worries. She is eternally reborn.