The Zoppé Family Circus welcomes guests for matinee & evening showtimes into the intimate 500 seat tent for a one-ring circus that honors the best history of the Old-World Italian tradition. Starring Nino the clown, and featuring his son Julien, 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 four 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 once-a-year event not to be missed, so get your tickets early!
Weekday Shows: Youth (2-11): $10 / Adult (12+): $15
Weekend Shows: Youth (2-11): $13 / Adult (12+): $18
Front Row (All Ages +2): Weekdays $20 / Weekends $23
Children under 2 must sit on laps - NO CAR SEATS
Online at: http://www.redwoodcity.org/events/zoppe_tickets.html
As of 9/24 - Red Morton Community Center, 1120 Roosevelt Ave., Redwood City, CA 94061
As of 10/12 - at the Circus Tent (cash only) 2 hours prior to the first showtime of the day
TICKET HOTLINE: 650.780.7586
for up-to-date information about tickets and sold out shows.
10/12: 4pm & 7pm
10/13: 12pm, 3pm & 7pm
10/14: 12pm, 3pm & 6pm
10/19: 4pm & 7pm
10/20: 12pm, 3pm & 7pm
10/21: 12pm, 3pm & 6pm
On the treament of their animals...
The Zoppe Circus uses only domestic animals - dogs and horses - who are the personal pets of their owners. As family-owned pets, the animals are raised, transported and housed with expert, loving care. Some of the dogs in the show have been rescued from animal shelters by the Zoppe family.
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Added by Hope Insite on September 19, 2012