‘Beware the Ides’, a one-man play based on the life of General Rufio, an associate of Julius Caesar’s, will be presented at the Bostick Auditorium at the main branch of the Richland Library on March 15. The library is located at 1431 Assembly Street on the corner of Hampton and Assembly Streets in downtown Columbia. The performance is free and open to the public and will commence at 3 p.m.
The play was written and features Clarence Felder, a noted Broadway and TV actor. Felder, along with his wife, Chris Weatherhead, who directs the play, run the Actors Theatre of South Carolina based in Folly Beach.
According to an Actors Theatre press release, “In the last days of the Roman Republic, General Rufio was a close friend of Julius Caesar. Rufio was the son of a slave and was given very important command responsibilities by Caesar before he was assassinated.
Julius Caesar was much more an advocate of giving power to the common people than the leaders of the Senate were comfortable with. Because of the personal involvement in Caesar’s life, Rufio is an excellent
person to tell some little known truths about the
amazing Gaius Julius Caesar…"
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