COMMUNITY PLAYERS: Family members are at odds with their aunt’s loyal staff following the reading of her will in an upcoming production of “Francine’s Will.” Cast members include, from left to right, back, Jamie Royce, Ronald Hopper, Casey Bloos and Samantha Swartz; and front, Blythe Couch, JoAnne Spiller, Lindsay Bloos, Julie Swartz and Erik Bush. (Staff photo by Renee Bruck/rbruck@madisoncourier.com)
COMMUNITY PLAYERS: Family members are at odds with their aunt’s loyal staff following the reading of her will in an upcoming production of “Francine’s Will.” Cast members include, from left to right, back, Jamie Royce, Ronald Hopper, Casey Bloos and Samantha Swartz; and front, Blythe Couch, JoAnne Spiller, Lindsay Bloos, Julie Swartz and Erik Bush. (Staff photo by Renee Bruck/rbruck@madisoncourier.com)
Family members attempting to find a way to inherit billions of dollars after an aunt leaves everything to a long-time companion take center stage during a dinner theater production set for the weekend before Valentine’s Day.

The Madison Community Players will present “Francine’s Will,” a comedy with a bit of mystery mixed in. Performances will be Feb. 10, 11 and 12 at the Old Market on Main.

When Francine Faraday dies, her immediate family expects her riches to be left to them. But, Francine leaves her entire estate to her companion H.P. Manley in her will and thousands of dollars to each member of her staff.

While the loyal members of Francine’s household staff are delighted following the reading of the will, money-hungry relatives aren’t so joyous.

Although the will seems to be ironclad, relatives begin to scheme after finding out they can inherit the fortune if H.P. dies of “natural” causes. While the family plots H.P.’s demise, loyal staff members do all they can to save him, which results in plenty of counter-plots and mixed up romances.

MCP President JoAnne Spiller said the comedy, which is set in modern day, will leave theatergoers guessing until the final curtain.

Cast members include: Jamie Royce as Chester Gregson, Ronald Hopper as Arthur Jarvis, JoAnne Spiller as Roxanne Howard, Blythe Couch as Cecily Monroe, Lindsay Bloos as Brenda Lawson, Casey Bloos as Brad Somers, Samantha Swartz as Tiffany Trevor, Erik Bush as Stanley Lawson, and Julie Swartz as Lydia Lawson.

Royce also directed the play.

Doors open at 6 p.m. on Feb. 10 and 11 and at 1 p.m. on Feb. 12.

Tickets for the show are $30 and include an entree, drink and dessert. A cash bar will be available.

Reservations are necessary and must be made by Feb. 6.

Tickets may be ordered by calling (812) 493-3357.