Zoppé, An Italian Family Circus
The 7th Generation
October 13-29, 2017
Matinee & Evening Showtimes
Circus Tent: Red Morton Park
1455 Madison Ave. Redwood City (map)
The Zoppé Italian Family Circus takes family entertainment to new heights this year, performing matinée and evening shows from October 13th through the 29th under the intimate, one-ring tent in beautiful Red Morton Park in Redwood City.
"The show changes every year," explains Zoppé. So no worries if you saw last year's Redwood City gig." several performances by new guest artists which are featured below!
More information about this year's show will become available this August.
About the Show
The Zoppé Family Circus welcomes guests 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, 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.
The Circus is a Zoppé Family Tradition!
The Zoppé Family Circus has an amazing, unique story. The Zoppè Family Circus emerged more than 160 years ago to become one of the legendary circuses in all of Europe. And like many good legends, it begins with a boy and a girl falling in love. In 1842, a young French street performer named Napoline Zoppè wandered into a plaza in Budapest, Hungary, looking for work. There, his eyes glanced upon a beautiful equestrian ballerina named Ermenegilda, who captured the hearts and minds of the crowd with her grace and showmanship. More importantly, this talented beauty capturedNapoline's heart.
However, since Napoline was a clown, Ermenegilda's father saw him as beneath her and disapproved of their relationship. The two ran away to Venice, Italy, and founded the circus that still bears their name. Alberto Zoppè, Napoline's great-grandson, inherited the circus almost 100 years later.
Alberto's children, Giovanni, Tosca and Carla, along with their spouses, have all been active at one time or another in the family business. Giovanni revived the Zoppè Family Circus in America eight years ago and has since been building its reputation with audiences and critics as an enchanting exhibition of traditional European circus.
The Zoppé Family Circus is a once-a-year event not to be missed, so get your tickets early!
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