The Westport Country Playhouse will stage "And a Nightingale Sang," by C.P. Taylor, from June 9-27.

The play focuses on a working-class British family during World War II, with the title based on the 1940s song, "And a Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square." That song, and other music of the war years, will be featured in the play.

"This is a brilliant play, warm, funny, and tender in equal measure, full of wonderfully eccentric characters and extraordinarily lifelike situations," David Kennedy, the theater's associate artistic director and the play's director, said in publicity for the production. "Taylor has such a remarkable talent for rendering complicated people. It's a gift for actors and directors to bring to life, and for audiences to behold. I cannot wait to share this with our patrons."

"And A Nightingale Sang" is set in Northern England from 1939 to 1945. As the world hovers on the brink of war, the Stott family copes on the homefront. At the center of this domestic chaos is Helen, the unmarried daughter who finds herself awakened to the possibilities of love by a soldier on leave, according to the publicity.

The performance schedule for "And a Nightingale Sang" is Tuesdays at 7 p.m., Wednesdays at 2 and 8 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit or call the box office at 203-227-4177.