Cybertainment: No more waiting for second Web series 'Godot'

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The second season of the Web series “While Waiting for Godot” is online. 

This new take on Samuel Beckett’s classic play is shot in black and white on the streets of Manhattan, giving a gritty backdrop to the play — and a sharp commentary on the issues of poverty and the urban homeless population. Like the play’s wandering antiheroes Didi (Ron Shelly) and Gogo (Rudi Azank), the city’s homeless are all waiting for something that never comes. Mr. Azank is the series director.

The second season introduces two other characters — Lucky and Pozzo. In an unconventional casting move, both are played by young women (J Moliere and Molly Densmore). 

While season one was set in a park, the second moves to more locations in and around Manhattan, including the Upper West Side. 

Season three will end the play’s first act and is scheduled to be released in September. The fourth and fifth seasons will cover the second act.

The first season won the best cinematography award at the 2014 Rome Web Awards, which is an international Web video competition.

Each of the five new episodes is between five and eight minutes long. They’re available on YouTube, Blip.tv and on the series website.

whilewaitingforgodot.com

The new iPad/iPhone app Happy Hours guides people to happy hour specials at restaurants and bars in more than 100 U.S. cities, including Pittsburgh. 

The user can search within a city by neighborhood or by time of day — afternoon, evening or night.

Each listing gives a capsule description of what’s featured at discount prices. The app has sharp graphics and an easy to read display. It tells the user how close they are to the place listed and gives the address and phone number. 

It comes from Hotspot Studios, makers of Hotspot, an app that makes it easy for groups of friends to connect in real time. 

For non-iOS or smartphone owners, Happy Hours is also available as a website. 

It’s free for a limited time, and then it will be $1.99 to download. 

HotspotHappyHours.com

Who hasn’t regretted something they once said on social media? A new app called Voycee, billed as “the history-free social network,” is designed for people who want to live in the moment in their social media universe and then move on. 

Voycee users can post status updates, photos, videos and audio. The next time they post, everything from the previous post disappears, leaving no timelines or digital baggage to drag around for the rest of time. 

Voycee is a free iPhone/iPad app. 

voycee.me 

 


Adrian McCoy: amccoy@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1865.

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