This staged reading, part of the STAGES Theatre Fest, is best described by LunaSea Theatre: "In the Shadows is a Lovecraftian, feminist, horror story set in Nova Scotia in 1920. In the play, the Great War has ended and Halifax is still recovering from the Explosion of 1917. Dottie Inglis is a librarian and closeted lesbian who stills talks to her long-dead grandmother. Widow Mamie Spares is an old school friend and secret crush who shows up in her office looking for help. Mamie has inherited some strange property in the Rawdon hills and asks her old friend to accompany her out into the country to inspect the properties."