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Circus Tent: Red Morton Park
1455 Madison Ave. Redwood City (map)

The Circus is coming to town! Redwood City is proud to welcome, Zoppé, An Italian Family Circus from October 11th through October 20th for spectacular two-hour performances that will enthrall the entire family!

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, 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.

This year features two new exciting acts: a double trapeze act called the Daring Jones Duo, who will inspire audiences with disciplined artistic and athletic risk, and A Unicycle Built for Two, an upbeat, stylish act that blends the unicycle, acrobatics, and light-hearted romance.

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See how much "Julian," the littlest Zoppe, has grown since he was born in Redwood City in 2009 during their tour!

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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 captured Napoline'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 three 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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Thank you to media sponsors:

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