Smash Recap: The Song of Bernadette

Do you remember the first time your parents came to visit you at your BFA program? If not, I do, so allow me to lead you through a sense memory that will allow you to relive these long-buried traumas and eventually go insane from them, just like Marilyn. You are sitting in a darkened black box theater next to your visibly nervous parents, who have dressed in their “New Yorkiest” outfits for the occasion. Your mother is eyeing the smattering of celebrity parents — the lady who used to play the mom on that sitcom, the father who was in all those Woody Allen movies in the seventies — with a curious mixture of awe and resentment; your father is studying the dog-eared outdated subway map he brought with him and trying to blend in. Read More...


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