The Circus is coming to town with an extra special show in Redwood City for the 10th year in a row. Step back in time, as Zoppé, An Italian Family Circus celebrates its 175th Anniversary from October 13th through October 29th, with spectacular performances featuring amazing equestrian showmanship, daring acrobatic feats, canine capers and of course the antics of Nino the Clown!
The Zoppé Family Circus welcomes guests into the intimate tent for a one-ring circus that honors the best history of the Old-World Italian tradition. This year's event "Celebrating 175 Years Under the Big Top" will be a great show highlighting the Zoppé family of performers, including some exciting acts that haven't been seen in America for years.
In honor of their 175th year, Tosca Zoppé will present her father Alberto's classic bareback riding act. Plus, the circus will bring a plethora of new, engaging and exciting acts to the big ring, including the acrobatic and juggling feats of La Famiglia Gentile, Owen & Esmeralda Hand Balancing, German Rodogell Sword Balancing, and a rare bicycle riding act. Dubbed THE BLACK HOLE, this 120 year old throw-back is set in a unique bowl-like structure which has not been seen in modern circus for 95 years, and features the 18-year-old Argentinian Daredevil Chiqui.
It’s all the things you think a circus will be—horses, acrobats, clowns, a big top, a sawdust ring—but it’s also something more, a magical experience, a joy, a personal thrill. “Things are happening inside our tent that are impossible,” says Zoppé. “It broadens the imagination, and it broadens the joy of life.”
The Zoppé Family Circus is a once-a-year event not to be missed, so get your tickets early!
Tickets at: http://www.redwoodcity.org/residents/redwood-city-events/zoppe-italian-family-circus/admission-tickets
More info: http://www.redwoodcity.org/zoppe
Check out the excellent article (quoted above) about the Zoppé Family Circus at:
Matinee & Evening Showtimes, October 13-29 (except Mondays/Tuesday)
Circus Tent: 1455 Madison Ave., Red Morton Park, Redwood City
Weekdays (Wed-Fri): Youth $12/Adult $17/Front Row All Ages $22
First Weekend (Sat/Sun): Youth $15/Adult $20/Front Row All Ages $25
Other Weekends (Sat/Sun): Youth $16/Adult $21/Front Row All Ages $26
Ages: Youth 2-11, Adults 12+
Children under 2 must sit on laps - NO CAR SEATS
Ticket Purchase: Online at: https://squareup.com/store/RWCZoppe
In person on September 26th:
9am-4pm at the Community Activities Building 1400 Roosevelt Ave Redwood City, CA 94061
At the Circus Tent: 2 hours prior to the first showtime of each day.
Cash and Credit Cards are accepted for in-person transactions.
The Zoppé Circus is proud to be supported by the following sponsors:
Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services
Supporting Sponsor: Boardwalk Auto Mall