I'd put Ricky Jay at the very top of the pile when it comes to being able to convey anything to do with the art, craft, and history of magic to either laymen, or magicians.
He also tends to (and I don't mean this insultingly) worship Vernon, making his take on Vernon more along the lines of what a layman might enjoy and understand.
Vernon was a complex fellow, and lots of that complexity wasn't what the average theatre goer would either approve of, or understand.
Having said that, I'd presume that this run in the Capital of Canada likely wouldn't, and couldn't hold a candle to anything that Ricky Jay might put together.
With Vernon as the subject matter, a writer, director, and performer must inherently determine how they're going to make a sometimes dislikable (but always interesting) Dai Vernon resonate for laymen.