The Zoppé Family Circus welcomes guests into the intimate 450 seat tent for a one-ring circus that honors the best history of the Old-World Italian tradition. Starring Nino the clown, the circus is propelled by a central story (as opposed to individual acts) that feature acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship, canine capers, clowning and plenty of audience participation. Giovanni Zoppé, the sixth-generation circus performer who plays Nino, says the show aims higher than what passes for circuses these days. "We try to touch every emotion during the show," he says. "They'll laugh, they'll cry, and they'll feel for the characters. It's more of an event than a show."
Giovanni revived the Zoppé Family Circus in America three years ago, and has since been building its reputation with audiences and critics as an enchanting exhibition of traditional European circus. The Zoppé Circus evokes something from a picture book: the clown, the trapeze, the dancing dogs, the ring and the tent, created to be reminiscent of the one-ring European family circuses of the last century and will thrill and amaze children and adults alike with its breathtaking stunts and astonishing acrobatics. The Zoppé Family Circus is a one-time event not to be missed, so get your tickets early!
Show Dates & Times
Thursday, October 15 & October 22: 7pm
Friday, October 16 & October 23: 4pm & 8pm
Saturday, October 17 & October 24: 12pm, 4pm & 8pm
Sunday, October 18: 12pm, 4pm & 8pm
Sunday, October 25: 12pm & 4pm
12pm / 4pm Matinee Shows: Youth (3-11): $10 / Adult (Age 12+): $15
Evening 8pm: Youth (3-11): $15 / Adult (Age 12+): $20
Children 2 and under must sit on laps - NO CAR SEATS
Online at: http://www.redwoodcity.org/events/zoppe.h...
Red Morton Community Center, 1120 Roosevelt Ave., Redwood City, CA 94061
http://www.redwoodcity.org/events/Zoppé.html and http://www.Zoppécircus.com
Video at: http://youtube.com/v/xiKd2GxteDk
Added by Hope Insite on September 7, 2009