Last Chance to catch The Tramway End, the Dermot Bolger play which opened Off-Broadway at the Chelsea Playhouse (125 West 22nd St.) on Aug. 19, 1998. The show was originally scheduled to close Sept. 6 but was recently extended to Sept. 19.
Bolger, a novelist and poet, received the Samuel Beckett Award for best first play for his inaugural dramatic effort, The Lament of Arthur Cleary
In The Tramway End, Eoin, an Irish emigrant living in Germany, realizes he is a man without a country after attending a soccer match between his beloved Ireland and Holland. Ray Yeates, the artistic director of the Chelsea Playhouse and a Dublin native, plays Eoin. Jim Jermanok directs.
Other Irish dramatists to make their New York bows in recent months include Conor McPherson, whose St. Nicholas played Primary Stages last spring. Other plays which have dealt in Irish themes or had Irish settings include Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane and Frank McCourt's The Irish...And How They Got That Way.
The Tramway End began previews July 30. For tickets call (212) 388-2806. -- By Robert Simonson