Punchline: Private Jokes, Public Places Ends Off-Broadway Run, Feb. 22

News   Punchline: Private Jokes, Public Places Ends Off-Broadway Run, Feb. 22 Oren Safdie's Private Jokes, Public Places which inaugurated the Theater at the Center for Architecture, is set to end its run, Feb. 22.

The new comedy about architecture began Oct. 24 and opened Nov. 5 at the unique and apropos new space, Theater at the Center for Architecture, located at 536 LaGuardia Place, in Greenwich Village.

In Private Jokes, Public Places, Safdie takes a glimpse inside the modern world of architecture, as a young Korean-American student presents her thesis for a public swimming pool to an all-male, all-white jury of famous architects.

Original Rent star Anthony Rapp headed a cast that includes original L.A. stars M.J. Kang and Geoffrey Wade (Translations) with Sebastian Roche (Salome). Peter Smith replaced Rapp Jan. 26.

Maria Mileaf directs the work, presented Off-Broadway by Steven Chaikelson, Brannon Wiles, Ergo Entertainment and Avram C. Freedberg. The show made its world premiere in Los Angeles and played Off-Off-Broadway last season at La MaMa ETC.

Son of renowned architect Moshe, Safdie has also penned the film "You Can Thank Me Later," and the plays Jews & Jesus, Fiddler Sub-Terrain, Hyper-Allergenic, Broken Places, Laughing Dogs and La Compagnie. For tickets to Private Jokes, Public Places at Theater at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, call (212) 239-6200. For more information, visit www.private-jokes.com.