HAGERSTOWN -- About 35 people huddled together on a cold, breezy night outside Emmanuel United Methodist Church Sunday for a rendition of a futuristic Christmas story.
In author Ted Dekker's tale based on the Christmas carol "The Little Drummer Boy," Christians are forbidden from speaking about their faith. In the story, everyone is caught up in gift buying and Christmas is only referred to as "The Holiday."
Saving the day is the Little Drummer Boy, who was played Sunday night by recent North Hagerstown High School graduate Katie Mitchell.
The story was enacted Sunday night outside the church.
Mitchell attempted to find out the meaning of Christmas in the play and wanted to know why she couldn't play her drum for baby Jesus.