POSSESSED BY THE PAST by Raleigh Marcell
as presented by LANDER UNIVERSITY Greenwood, South Carolina
The true story of
The Last Southern Gentleman,
William Weeks Hall,
and his ancestral plantation home
"The Shadows"
in New Iberia, Louisiana
SOME PHOTOGRAPHS FROM ACT I OF POSSESSED BY THE PAST
Weeks Hall on the last day of his life.
Was spending the entirety of his adult life trying to save his house worth it?
His house, "The Shadows" in the background.
His life reappears before him.
"Sightseers have pushed their way into this house finding me shaving -- and in the tub. People have seen more of me than Gypsy Rose Lee!"
The young Weeks Hall emerges from bushes (with or without pants?) to frighten away curious tourists fascinated by his old house.
Young Weeks as a promising art student in Philadelphia
The one and only love of his life, also a student at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts
Fanny
Where shall we go? What shall we do?

Young Weeks
We'll create beautiful art. Make sublime statements. We'll say something---
Weeks, observing his own past unfolding before him ---
"You oblivious fool----"
A singer sings a song about "The Shadows"
A talented artist of immense promise and a successful carreer --- which an injury to his right arm ended.
Weeks & his secretary, Inez Herbert
Another way to insulate himself from the curious who are drawn to his beautiful and mysterious "Shadows" :

Lovely cardboard Ladies peering out of bedroom windows.
"I was 28 years old when I took possession of this house. Little did I expect that it would take possession of me."                          end of Act I
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Michelle Phillips, the author, and his lovely wife, Jamie at the Opening of POSSESSED

Ms Phillips, actress, singer and songwriter, is the mother of Austin Hines who portrayed the Young Weeks Hall in the Lander Univesity Premiere of POSSESSED BY THE PAST
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