Fletcher relishes role in Not My Child


February 09, 2016
Contributed Crystal Fletcher

Theatre-goers are going to fall in love with the character of Deandra in the play 'Not My Child'. Actress Crystal Fletcher plays a flirtatious, precocious 14-year-old with a sexual energy that crackles as she seduces the lead male character, a businessman.

Though relatively new to theatre, this is not Crystal Fletcher's first time on stage. She had been a member of the cast of Bashment Granny 3. She relishes the opportunity to play a serious three-dimensional character in this drama, which opens tomorrow at the Green Gables Theatre.

"I got a chance to do better with this character than with my previous role. Deandra is a more three-dimensional character. This is drama, not comedy, so it gives me a chance to build the character and connect with audiences," she said.

Crystal is excited about the prospects of her character, a modern-day Lolita. She brings a devilishly haughty teenage air to the production. She captured, from her own observations, how a teenager girl acts in the society to make the character come to life on stage.

It was during her final year of at St Hugh's High School for Girls that she auditioned and became a member of the cast of the production Bashment Granny 3, where her professional acting career began.

Born March 31, 1996, Fletcher grew up in Central Village, Spanish Town. Being the fourth of eight children, she attended St Catherine Primary where she performed an item from Jamaican dialect

category of the JCDC Speech Festival. She was awarded a bronze medal. While attending St Hugh's High, she became part of the school's drama club. She was awarded a gold medal for a group dialect called My Days.

The play also stars Leonie Forbes, Donald 'Iceman' Anderson, Rosie Murray, Belinda Reid, and Joanna Johnson. The play is produced by the successful duo of Orlando Sinclair and Bunny Allen.

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