Comedian Jean Corvens, aka Tonton Dezirab could not get along with his troupe, largely because he couldn’t make payroll. So it was not great surprise when La Troupe Dezirab fired him solely because he hasn’t paid the actors on several occasions. Dezirab claims he was told that he would be fired next time, but thought the actors were joking. In a meeting last month, they announced that he was suspended without pay. On Saturday December 19, the company presented its first show without his founder at the North Miami Performing Arts Theater. Dezirab tried unsuccessfully to stop the show, and the theater told him that he cannot do so, because he has no legal paper to show that he’s indeed the owner of the company.

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