Let’s Get Under the Big Top … Zoppe Circus Coming

The Zoppè Family Circus arrives in just two weeks for two performances at Fort Bragg’s Todd Point. 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 […]

The Zoppè Family Circus arrives in just two weeks for two performances at Fort Bragg’s Todd Point.

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. Giovanni Zoppè, the sixth-generation circus performer who plays Nino, says the show aims higher than what passes for circuses these days. “We try to touch every emotion during the show,” he says. “They’ll laugh, they’ll cry, and they’ll feel for the characters. It’s more of an event than a show.”

Tickets are available for two shows dailySaturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28, 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm. Tickets are $15/ Adults, $10/ Children (3-12 yrs.), Children under 3 are free (sharing an adult seat).  For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.winesong.org or call (707) 961-4688. Todd’s Point is at Ocean View Dr., Fort Bragg.

Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to raising funds for the Mendocino Coast Hospital. Its mission is to help the small rural hospital provide the best possible medical care to residents as well as the many visitors to the Mendocino Coast.