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Island of the Blue Dolphins

By Scott O’Dell
Adapted by Donna Inglima

Outdoor Performances at San Diego Botantic Garden – May 27-30, 2021
300 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024
(cost of ticket only includes admission to performance after Garden has closed to the public.)
May 27th: 5:30PM
May 28th: 5:30PM
May 29th: 5:30PM
May 30th: 5:30PM

Far off the coast of California looms a harsh rock known as San Nicolas island. Blue dolphins splash in the water surrounding it, sea otters play in the kelp beds, and seabirds roost in its crags. Once, Native Americans also lived on the island – until one day they decided to leave and sailed to the east. A young girl was left behind. Karana is that girl. Year and year, she waits for the ship to come back. But it never does. Finally, she realizes she must make a fateful choice: follow her people on her own or remain alone on the island for the rest of her life.

Time period: 1815-1853
Settings of play: San Nicolas Island
Run-time: 80 min, no intermission.
Type of Play: Drama
Suggested rating: PG – recommended for grades 4th & up, but all audiences may enjoy.

Seating is limited and will be available based on current COVID tier capacity limits. Seats will be taped out in groups to accommodate family units. You can have up to 3 family groups in one unit, meaning up to 3 different households. The venue is outdoors. Audience members might consider bringing a blanket or personal cushion.

Please be aware current State guidelines limit audience members only from within in-state for attendance. 

Advance ticket purchase only. No additional tickets will be available for purchase at the event. Sales are closed 24 hours prior to each performance to allow for venue set-up.

COVID Safety Guidelines for Theatre School classes & productions:

  • Masks must be worn at all times
  • Students and Instructors will maintain social distancing at all times
  • Hand Sanitizer is provided, and students are encouraged to maintain personal hygiene
  • Temperature check will be administered prior to allowing students to participate 
  • If any student or family member of a student experiences symptoms of any illness, student must stay at home and self-quarantine for at least 48 hours before returning for the next class period
  • Families will be required to sign a form agreeing to adhere to these health and safety procedures and stating that they are aware there is still a risk of exposure in participating in our program
  • Audience members experiencing flu-like symptoms, such as fever, chills, and cough will not be allowed to attend performances. If you need to cancel your tickets due to illness, you may receive a refund by calling the box office prior to the start of performances.
  • No food or drink is permitted during performances.

The generous support of our Theatre School Donors has made this production possible.

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