Fresh from an Off-Broadway run in New York, Vitaly Beckman returns to Vancouver with An Evening of Wonders at the River Rock Casino Show Theatre on June 5.

One of the few illusionists who have been able to “fool” magic greats Penn & Teller on their CW Network television show Fool Us, Beckman combines his signature style of art and magic in a show that will have audiences wondering just how he does it.

Constantly inventing new illusions, Beckman says he is even willing to risk arrest and imprisonment for identity theft by promising to make the photo from your driver’s license disappear.

Vancouver Presents’ contributing editor Mark Robins was live at the River Rock Show Theatre for a taste of some of the illusions Vitaly has in store for audiences at his upcoming show, and a chat with the illusionist who fooled two of the world’s greatest living magicians.

An Evening of Wonders plays the River Rock Casino Resort’s Show Theatre in Richmond on June 5. Visit for tickets and information.