Fear and Trembling is a one woman show presented by the French artist Layla Metssitane based on the famous Novel “Stupeur et tremblements” (Grand Prix du Roman de l’Académie Française 1999 – Éditions Albin Michel) written by the Belgium Novelist Amélie Nothomb.
During the winter of 1990, Amélie Nothomb has finished her studies in medieval roman philology in Brussels. She decides to travel back to Japan in order to work, a country she knows since she was born there. She gets a one year work contract for the prestigious Yumimoto company. This job, more than she hope for, will bring her many surprises, from which she will learn various lessons… Adaptated, directed and interpreted by Layla Metssitane.
*The show will be presented in French with English subtitles and is open to the audience of 13 years old and older.
Comedian and stage director, from Moroccan origins. Layla Metssitane participates in a theatre training course at the National Drama Centre of Dijon.
She directs her first play on the national stage of Fort-de-France in 2007 then in UNESCO in 2009 entitled in negritude around Aimé Césaire and other poets of negritude.
In 2010, in collaboration with Edgar Morin, sociologist and philosopher in the context of poetry-meetings on the topic of Otherness, she stages the play Haute Surveillance (High Watch) by Jean Genet on what would have been his 100th birthday.
She also adapted the novel Fear and Trembling by Amélie Nothomb (Great Prize for a Novel of Académie Française 1999) at the Avignon Festival in 2010. The play is currently doing an international tour since 2012.