“Private” does not end with a stampede of feel-good music nor does the audience rush to their feet at the play’s end to stomp and shout encore. Instead, when the performance ended, Yesenia Inglesias called it an “introspective look into relationships and marriage.” After reading the preview and also seeing the play, Donavan Anderson chimed in, “It was deeper than I thought it would be.”
The play centers on the life of Corbin (Eric Berryman) and Georgia (Temidayo Amay). He gets a job with a high-tech firm that provides him privacy insurance - - which broadly addresses the many different and evolving exposures of privacy, technology security, and web-media services liability.” The insurance generally deters employees from sharing or stealing company secrets. The catch is that his new employer will control the insurance and have round-the-clock access to all aspects of their lives.
Corbin is open to the privacy insurance condition to his employment for many reasons including the doubling of his salary. She is against it as she recalls a student who broke into his teacher’s electronic system and made the recording of her having an organism his telephone ring tone.
“What could happen?” Corbin eventually asks Georgia, if his company had access to all their business. “Knowing that we are being monitored, we are afraid the truth may come out,” reasoned Anderson after being intrigued by the futuristic play. There was “wonderful chemistry between the two leads,” added Inglesias.