Adventure, romance, drama. The legacy of the Zoppè Family Circus

Jul 31, 2020 1018

BY: Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer

The circus is coming to town! And even without the traditional big top, this group of aerialists, acrobats, jugglers, equestrians and clowns will be pulling out all the stops to make sure audiences are entertained . . . even from their cars. “This is an experiment for us,” says Giovanni Zoppé, director of Zoppé Family Circus, which has partnered with CBF Productions to stage five shows at the Ventura County Fairgrounds this weekend. 

Producing a circus during a pandemic is no small feat, but compared to what this family-owned and -operated traveling show has seen in its 178-year history, COVID-19 is just one more obstacle to overcome. When circo is in your blood, the show always goes on.

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