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Zoppé Family Circus

Phone: (520) 622-2002

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Venue: Mercado San Agustín

Time: Times vary, please check website

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday


Tucson welcomes back for the ninth year Zoppe, the Italian Family Circus, with La Nonna:  Power, Beauty and Elegance. Watch family patriarch Giovanni Zoppé as Nino the clown takes the audience on a journey "under the Big Top" that features old-world traditions such as acrobatic, equestrian showmanship, canine capers, friendly clowning, and plenty of audience participation, at Mercado San Agustin. Touring with its own one-ring tent, Zoppé doesn’t dazzle with high-tech effects or captive wild animals. Instead, it celebrates the European circus arts, whose appeal depends on acrobatic feats, jugglers, dancing dogs, aerialists and brilliant comedic clowning, all in an intimate 500-seat setting, conveniently located near downtown Tucson.
Says Giovanni Zoppé, the sixth-generation circus artist who stars as Nino the clown: "The show aims higher than what usually passes for a circus these days. We touch every emotion. People laugh, they cry, and they feel for the characters."