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BPC introduces Man of La Mancha’s Maria and Dr. Carrasco
By Juanita Kissell
Special to BPC News & Public Info
MOUNT VERNON—The following profiles are second in a series of releases by Brewton-Parker College’s theater department, which will perform Man of La Mancha, a musical comedy, April 19-21 at Southeastern Technical College.
Omie Scott as “Maria”
Omie Scott, "Maria"
Name: Omie LeAnn Scott
Year in college: Senior
Major: Visual Arts
Hometown: Fitzgerald, GA
Plans for future/career: Missionary in the U.S. for two years; after that, she is not sure
Dream job: Freelance photographer or artist
Organizations/Activities involved in on campus: BCM, SGA, Glimpses of Truth
Favorite leisure activities: Taking pictures, drawing, exercising, and hanging out with friends
Previous Theater experience: High School – Guys and Dolls, South Pacific, and Footloose; College – Glimpses of Truth skits, Commedia del Morte
Scott plays the role of Maria, the Innkeeper’s wife, in Man of La Mancha.
For Scott, Maria is “fun” to portray because, “Maria is unlike me; she is a snotty, mean character who insults Don Quixote (the main character) numerous times.”
She says her biggest challenge in the role is to “become” a character that is so unlike her.
Caleb Harrison as “Dr. Carrasco”
Caleb Harrison, "Dr. Carrasco"
Name: Caleb Harrison
Year in college: Sophomore
Plans for future/career: Work for the FBI
Dream job: Work for the FBI
Organizations/Activities involved in on campus: None, but works at RJ Pope Formal Men’s Wear in Vidalia.
Favorite leisure activities: Going to the gym, running, reading, going to the gun range
Harrison plays the role of Dr. Carrasco, who is the fiancé of Don Quixote’s niece. He does not want a madman to marry into the family, so he sets out to “cure” Don Quixote. Dr. Carrasco is self-assured and well-read, with a self-inflated ego. Essentially, he is only interested in furthering his career and holdings.
Harrison likes, “the way in which [Carrasco] is so full of himself that he is not aware what others really think of him.”
The biggest challenge to portraying Carrasco, according to Harrison, is, “trying not to become like the character off stage!”