Your Old Fashioned Die Hard Holiday Radiocast

By Nathan Jerkins
Directed by Jonathan Young

December 22, 2023  |  One night only!

After years of sincere, nostalgia-dipped Christmas stories, Penfold’s fictional 1940s radiocasters switch gears with an “after dark” version of Die Hard, reimagined as the irreverent, “Prairie Home Companion” Christmas Special that never should have existed.

Back by popular demand and for one night only, you’re invited to a night of irreverent holiday fun at Austin’s iconic Driskill Hotel. The small company of voice actors will create the large cast of terrorists, hostages, police, newscasters, and family – as well as the live sound effects of explosions, gunfire, bleeding, property damage, and hugs. Because some nights Christmas just isn’t Christmas until Bruce Willis drops Alan Rickman off a California skyscraper!

Price: $16-$27
Run time: 1 hr, 45 min, plus an intermission
For ages: High school+ (adult language, silly simulated violence)

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Production Team

By Nathan Jerkins
Parodied from the screenplay by Jeb Stuart & Steven E. de Souza
Director, Jonathan Young
Sound Designer, Brett Weaver
Lighting Designer, Jennifer Crump



The Driskill Hotel

604 Brazos Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Parking: Paid parking by valet, on the street and in nearby garages and surface lots.

The Great Plays in Great Places Series features stories that are inspired by, in conversation with or performed in unique places across the region.

The Driskill, a Romanesque-style building completed in 1886, is the oldest operating hotel in Austin and one of the best-known in Texas generally. The Driskill was conceived and built by Col. Jesse Driskill, a cattleman who spent his fortune constructing “the finest hotel south of St. Louis”. Still an icon of local luxury, the Driskill is decorated lavishly for Christmas every year to welcome visitors from across the nation and the world.

This project is funded in part by the City of Round Rock.

Season Sponsors

Round Rock - Arts & Culture
Next Act Foundation
Old Settlers Association
P&B Print and Design Studio
Tri-M Foundation