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Show Details

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Thursday, March 14 - 5:00 PM & Friday March 15 - 7:30 PM
Written and performed by Eli Hans

with Joseph Bennett
Directed by Meridith Grundei

Show duration: 90 minutes


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PLEASE NOTE: This is a HYBRID presentation: Relive the excitement of the World Premiere with a HD video projected on a large movie screen, along with a delightful LIVE performance surprise you will love! 

Out of The Blue received rave-reviews, multiple nominations by Broadway World, LA, and the prestigious Encore Producer's Award at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Eli won Runner-Up for Best Solo Performance in Los Angeles.

Infused with humor and original music, award-winning Out of the Blue is a heart-warming and inspiring true story of hope and resilience in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.

After a dire cancer diagnosis, Eli embarks on a memorable healing journey learning to make peace with his past, as a gay kid on a quest for love.


Playing 25 characters - and joined by his husband Joseph Bennett on stage - Eli takes the audience on an intimate ride filled with love, laughter, heartache and miracles. 

You'll laugh, cry and even fall in love a little.

For audiences 14+. Content Advisory: LGBTQ+ themes, suicide ideation, a couple of F-bombs.

Producers´ Note: This is the show that started it all! After discovering a new world of talented solo theatre artists at the Hollywood fringe Festival, in 2022, Eli is now dedicated to developing solo shows and artists, and is excited to share this powerful theatrical art form with the San Miguel community.



"As a theater critic for 30 years, never has a piece of theater so affected me personally. It’s relentlessly charming and delightful… full of heart, humor, and hope." 

Pat Launer - Emmy Award-winning theater critic, San Diego CA

”Eli has tremendous musical theatre presence; all light, and magic and sweetness."

Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District

“A bite-sized Broadway show in a solo package!”

Carla Delaney - Award-winning playwright/actor

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Enjoy the TRAILER!


About Eli Hans 

Eli was born in Mexico City. His family moved to San Diego, CA when he was 14. He studied theatre at UC Santa Barbara, and later transferred to Cal State Long Beach where he earned a BA degree in film and TV production with a minor in graphic design.

He produced national and regional TV commercials for the Hispanic market in the U.S., went on to produce large-scale events for corporations, and developed a successful voiceover career for over 20-years. He was director of a bilingual theatre education program at the Old Globe Theatre, was Artistic Director of The Institute for Arts Education, and assisted directors Richard Seer and Mark Wing-Davey in award-winning plays at the Globe and La Jolla Playhouse.

Eli studied acting at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre, in Hollywood. He co-directed Xtreme Unction in NYC, one block from Broadway! After a couple of years producing theatrical events, Eli shifted gears and began a successful career as an interior designer with his amazing husband Joseph Bennett. After moving to San Miguel in 2010, their mutual love of theatre was revived. And here we are!

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Since then, Eli has appeared in The Long Weekend, Opus, Dinner With Friends, and various play readings; he's co-founder of The Improv People, teaches improv and acting, and is a transformational theatre coach, supporting solo theatre artists to share their amazing life stories from the stage.

After a scary close call with cancer in 2014, Eli began to write what eventually became his award-winning, mostly one-man musical Out of The Blue.

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About Joseph Bennett 

The other half of this dynamic duo, co-producer of the Solo Theatre Festival and co-star in Out of the Blue, co-founder and resident teacher of The Improv People, Joseph also dedicates his time to writing self-healing books, co-hosting the popular podcast Are You Waiting for Permission? with Meridith Grundei, making assemblage art with found objects, and supporting his life-coaching and hypnotherapy clients to their highest potential.

Joseph credits his high school theatre program, under the wise direction and counsel of Peter Rosaker, for saving his life as a teenager. It was there that Joseph learned the transformational power of theatre. 

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