The comedy ensemble [By The Mummers] returns to The Secret Theatre in Long Island City to bring a bit of holiday cheer December 11-14 with William Gibson’s The Butterfingers Angel, Mary & Joseph, Herod the Nut, & The Slaughter of 12 Hit Carols in a Pear Tree. Presenting the story of Mary and Joseph and the birth of Jesus from a fresh and richly creative point of view, the play combines a series of cleverly constructed short scenes, traditional Christmas music and antic characterizations into a wholly original theatre piece. Start your holiday season off right with [By The Mummers]. The Secret Theatre is located at 4402 23rd Street in Long Island City and is easily accessible by the E, M, G & 7 trains at Court Square. Tickets are $15 and available at bythemummers.com.