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Fans of magic and illusion will have a special night of entertainment next week when the Artcraft Theatre hosts the Nelson Illusions Smoke and Mystery Tour on Thursday.

The troupe of illusionists will perform two shows, a 10 a.m. matinee and a full-length show at 7 p.m.

Nelson offers larger-than-life onstage thrills, including its 21-foot-long Drill of Death, which goes through a woman and lifts her 18 feet in the air. The show combines original illusions with award-winning magic tricks. The show features four master magicians, each with an engaging, original style.

Matinee tickets are $6 for children 12 and younger and $10 for adults.

The evening show tickets are $10 for kids and $18 for adults in advance and $12 for kids and $20 for adults at the door.

For tickets or more information, visit historicartcrafttheatre.org or call 736-6823.