The Circus is coming to town! Redwood City is proud to welcome back, Zoppé, An Italian Family Circus from October 14th through October 23rd, for spectacular two-hour performances that will captivate the entire family! The Circus tent will be set up next to the Downtown Library at 1044 Middlefield Road in Redwood City and will host matinee and evening performances.
The Zoppé Family Circus welcomes guests into their intimate 500 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."
The latest addition to the Zoppé family, Giovanni’s two-year old son Julian, was born in Redwood City during a previous tour, and has been performing with his family for his entire life.
The Zoppé Family Circus has been building a stellar 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. Plus, Zoppé brings thrilling new acts this year, including the beautiful low wire walker, Ariele Ebacher, as well as the Rosales Family from Mexico City, a family of acrobats and jugglers with 8 year old twin boys who will melt your hearts. The Zoppé Family Circus is a once-a-year event not to be missed, so get your tickets early!
Show Dates and Times:
Friday, October 14 & 21: 4pm & 7pm
Saturday, October 15 & 22: 11am, 3pm & 7pm
Sunday, October 16 & 23: 11am, 3pm & 6pm
Tuesday, October 18: 6:30pm
Wednesday, October 19: 6:30pm
Thursday, October 20: 6:30pm
Weekday Shows: Youth (2-11): $10 / Adult (Age 12+): $15
Weekend Shows: Youth (2-11): $13 / Adult (Age 12+): $18
Children under 2 must sit on laps - NO CAR SEATS
Online at: http://www.redwoodcity.org/events/Zoppe.html
Red Morton Community Center, 1120 Roosevelt Ave., Redwood City, CA 94061
Or at: the Circus Tent (CASH ONLY) 2 hours prior to the first showtime of the day.
Call the ticket Hotline for up-to-date information 650.780.7586.
More info at: http://www.redwoodcity.org/events/Zoppe.html and http://www.Zoppecircus.com
Official Website: http://www.redwoodcity.org/events/zoppe.html
Added by Hope Insite on September 26, 2011