SDSU students during a dress rehearsal for Capers 2016 – I Put A Spell On Capers on Sunday, Jan. 26 in the Doner auditorium. This year’s Capers is going to be Halloween-themed adventure with returning characters such as: The Admin Ladies, UPD, Chicoine’s mostache and the local ghost George.

HAILEY KLINE Lifestyles Editor

Capers 2016 performances run Tuesday through Saturday

Witches, cannibals and basic-white ghouls. Looks like someone put a spell on Capers.

Alpha Psi Omega’s 71st annual Capers is filled with witty skits, new cast members and a plethora of pelvic thrusting.

This student-run production opened Jan. 26 and will run through Saturday, Jan. 30. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. each day in Doner auditorium in Morrill Hall, with a matinee Jan. 30 at 2:30 p.m. Reserved seating is $14 and general admission is $11, which can be purchased at the Doner auditorium box office or online at sdstate.tix.com.

This year’s performances focus on a group of college students spending the night in the ever-so-haunted Doner auditorium. In order to escape and remain unharmed from the evil spirits, the group must fight through several obstacles, including a University of South Dakota coyote and John Cena.

This year’s Capers will be its own due to the new theme and the new cast. New members comprise almost half the cast.

“One thing that makes this year’s Capers unique is the dedication that these kids are showing,” said Dani Wermedal, president of APO. “We always have a great group of Capers kids, but this year especially, the talent and the amazing ideas that they’re bringing to the table is really making it easy on us.”

Gabrielle Imbery, freshman pre-occupational therapy major, is included in this new member ratio. She is in six dance numbers and can show off her 15 years of dance experience.

“I was not expecting to have as much fun as I did,” Imbery said.

Freshman speech communication and advertising major Alex Farber is in five dances and also has a lead role in the segue—a progressive skit throughout the production.

Farber joined Capers because her entire family’s been involved with the production. She also mentioned that it’s the 25th anniversary of when her father directed Capers.

“I didn’t expect that it would take so much hard work,” Farber said. “But I also didn’t expect that it would make the hard work so worth it.”