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BPC’s Man of La Mancha, Part 6


By Juanita Kissell

Special to BPC News & Public Information

MOUNT VERNON—The following profiles are sixth 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’s Toombs Auditorium.


Chip Jones
Chip Jones, “The Governor”

Chip Jones as ‘The Governor’

Name: Chip Jones                                                                                           

Year in college: Graduated from BPC in 2002                                                    

Major: Communications                                                                                             

Minor: Vocal Performance

Hometown: Gainesville, Ga.

Plans for future/career: Full-time worship leader or screen print/graphic designer

Dream job: Traveling worship leader

Employment: Work as a screen printer and graphic designer for Meredith Industries

Favorite leisure activities: Singing, playing guitar

Previous Theater experience: The Imaginary Invalid, Much Ado About Nothing, The Miracle Worker, The Mikado (1996), Little Shop of Horrors (1999)


Jones plays the role of the Innkeeper in BPC’s Man of La Mancha. He is the leader of the prisoners in the beginning of the story, and then is cast as the Governor once Quixote begins to spin his tale. Jones describes his character as being, “a gruff man, but he does seem to have a little compassion for Don Quixote in the end.”

His favorite part about playing the Innkeeper, Jones says, is “being in charge and having a rough demeanor.” Making the character interesting without “going overboard” is his biggest challenge.

Jamie Meador
Jamie Meador, “Jose”

Jamie Meador as ‘Jose’

Name:  Jamie Meador                                      

Year in college: Junior                                        

Major: Communications                                                                                

Minor: Sociology

Hometown: Canton, Ga.

Plans for future/career: Not sure, “but definitely seminary”

Dream job: Pastry chef or something outdoors/sports-like

Organizations/Activities: BCM, intramurals

Favorite leisure activities: Reading, taking naps, playing intramurals

Previous Theater experience: The Importance of Being Earnest, Greater Tuna


In BPC’s Man of La Mancha, Meador portrays one of the Muleteers, Jose. Meador describes her character as a member of “an annoying gang of guys who lie, cheat, and steal.”  However, she likes playing the role because she transforms into “a nasty old man.” 

Her greatest challenge is lowering her voice throughout the performance to convince the audience she’s a man.



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Updated on: April 15, 2010 8:26 PM