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Island of the Blue Dolphins

By Scott O’Dell
Adapted by Donna Inglima

Outdoor Performances at San Diego Botantic Gardens – May 27-30, 2021
300 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024
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.

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