When a married couple unknowingly buy a home in a private suburban neighborhood inhabited by religious extremists, they must learn to coexist with their zealous neighbors or risk coming undone.
The Shades is a dark, satirical comedy.
And we mean dark. Picture a gaudy circle of hell where the condemned drown underneath a barrage of pastels, picket fences, fake smiles, and “howdy neighbors!”
Oh, the humanity.
“The Shades” is also the name of this private community where all religions coexist. A magical place where you are free to be yourself to any radical extreme your heart desires; or logical fallacies, dogma, and blind faith demand of you. We won’t judge!
Our story follows secular couple Hailey and John, along with their young daughter Mara, as they move to The Shades to follow their own American dream, unaware of what’s in store. Between the strange happenings, bizarre rituals, domestic squabbles, animal sacrifices, and spiritually-offensive social faux pas, Hailey and John are constantly pit against the community.
Meanwhile, Mara is left to feel the effects of their failing marriage and the increasing neglect of parental responsibility.
This is not the dream life they signed up for. Now their relationship and personal values are challenged and pushed to the edge, as they struggle to coexist with their zealous neighbors...
And with each other...
Can Hailey and John’s marriage survive their new suburban hell?