In act one of Carmen, we meet Miceala, the lovely young lady who is searching for her soldier man, Jose.  Jose, however, is smitten with Carmen, a stunning gypsy with a free spirit and a raunchy nature.  After Carmen gets into a fight at the cigarette factory where she works, Jose is ordered to arrest her. 

To the right you see Drew Slatton as Jose.  Poor sucker!  Carmen convinces him to let her escape, and he pays the price.  I think he even lost his retirement account. 

Below you see Carmen plotting her seduction.