Smart bets: Titus Andronicus

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Shakespearean tragedy Titus Andronicus is considered to be the Bard’s bloodiest and most violent. Themes include sibling rivalry, murder and revenge. So gruesome is it that it fell out of favor with the sensitive Victorians but came back into popularity by the middle of the 20th century. Anam Cara Theatre Company puts its own spin on the play. “Using dance, song, special effects and community partnerships, Anam Cara aims to unite audiences, cast and crew in reflecting on the brutality of human nature and what we can do to stem the tide of violence in our community,” says a press release. The show is staged at Toy Boat Community Arts Space on Fridays and Saturdays, Aug. 8, 9, 15 and 16, at 8 p.m. Post-show talk-backs follow the Saturday shows. $12/$15. anamcaratheatre.org. Photo courtesy of the theater company

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Alli Marshall is the arts writer and editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs.

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