ZOPPE Italian Family Circus

October 11-November 3, 2019

Red Morton Park
1455 Madison Ave.
Redwood City, CA
$15-28, $10-18 youth, |

For 2019, Zoppé brings a special show honoring women... La Nonna (Grandmother in Italian). This one-ring circus honors the best history of the Old-World Italian tradition and stars Nino the Clown, along with many other thrilling, mostly women-based acts.

New Acts for 2019

  • Ringmistress Aimee Klien, with her alter-ego, Natasha Vodkavitch.
  • Cossack Riding Zingara Riders perform tricks at top speeds on an unpredictable animal.
  • Contortionists Mongolian Circus in a form of traditional art created to display the beauty of the human body based on the flexibility of Mongolian women bending, folding and flexing positions.
  • Tightwire Molly Plunk hails from a farming community in central Illinois.
  • Juggler Carmen Rosales is a Mexico-born mother of five who juggles with her husband and three of her sons.
  • Trapeze Santos  troupe of female-only flyers introduce the youngest family members, 6-year-old twins Alice and Elise, in a never before seen Perch Pole act. 

October 11, 2019, 4 & 7 p.m.
October 12, 2019, 12, 3 & 7 p.m.
October 13, 2019, 12, 3 & 6 p.m.
October 16, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
October 17, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
October 18, 2019, 4 & 7 p.m.
October 19, 2019, 12, 3 & 7 p.m.
October 20, 2019, 12, 3 & 6 p.m.
October 23, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
October 24, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
October 25, 2019, 4 & 7 p.m.
October 26, 2019, 12, 3 & 7 p.m.
October 27, 2019, 12, 3 & 6 p.m.
October 30, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
November 1, 2019, 4 & 7 p.m.
November 2, 2019, 12, 3 & 7 p.m.
November 3, 2019, 12 & 3 p.m.

Entertainment That Never Grows Old!

Giovanni Zoppé, Nino the Clown and the Zoppé patriarch, plus son Julian who was born in Redwood City during a previous tour. 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 that feature acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship, canine capers, clowning and audience participation.

Giovanni Zoppé, the sixth-generation circus performer who plays Nino, says the show aims higher than what passes for circuses these days, touching every emotion. You'll laugh, cry, and feel for the characters--it's an event, more than a show. 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.

The Circus is coming to Redwood City  and this much anticipated event sells out many of its shows. 

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. Plus, Zoppé brings thrilling new acts each year, such as the beautiful low wire walker, a family of acrobats and jugglers. It will melt your heart.

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