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Actors in Goth costume pantomiming stories of cannibalism, rape, empassioned beheadings, wild scenes fueled by throbbing rock… Not another Biblical musical?At Northwestern College, a Christian institution in Orange City, Iowa (and not to be confused with the Chicago-area university), drama students have remounted “Terror Texts,” a musical performance of what Northwestern theater prof Jeff Barker calls “six of the most violent and mysterious stories in the Old Testament.” In an AP story published last weekend, Barker calls the Bible “a repository of ancient plays” that, before they were set down on paper, were probably more often performed as poetry. Take a peek:

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