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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212

Date: October 14, 2013


By:  Turner Brock & Matt Matney

Four-Star Country Boy ScenesCollege of the Ozarks students will present the public premiere of the original production “Four-Star Country Boy,” October 15, 2013, at 2 p.m., in the Royal Oak Forum of The Keeter Center. Several performances of the production are scheduled throughout October, November and December.

“Four-Star Country Boy,” depicts the story of School of the Ozarks alumnus General Terrence R. Dake (USMC, ret.), a Vietnam War Veteran with humble beginnings, who rose in the ranks to become Assistant Commandant of the United States Marine Corps.

For sophomore/music and theater major Haly Johnson, honoring the General and his accomplishments was important. “I have a lot of respect for General Dake and his ability to show great character through all that he has experienced,” Johnson said. “He’s an honorable man and we wanted to get his story right.”

Adapted for stage by Professor of Theatre and Chair of Professional and Performing Arts Mark Young, from the book The Four Generals of Hard Work U by College of the Ozarks President Jerry C. Davis, the show will be produced and performed by College of the Ozarks students.

Mr. Young hopes audiences will leave feeling entertained and enlightened about an impressive part of College of the Ozarks’ history. “That’s what we hope to create with this,” Young said, “A story that will create moments—little pieces of time, that students and audience members will take with them.”

All performances are free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served. For more information and performance dates, please visit or call 417-239-1900.


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