Nunsense formed in the year 1985 is a musical comedy with a book, music, and lyrics written by Dan Goggin. Initiating as a line of greeting cards, Goggin increased the idea into a cabaret that ran for 38 weeks and consequently into a full length musical. The original off-Broadway production initiated Dec., 12, the year 1985, becoming the 2nd longest running off-Broadway program in history. The show has from then been adapted for television, casting Rue McClanahan, and has spawned 5 sequels. The Nunsense idea came as a line of greeting cards featuring a nun offering tart quips with a clerical slant. The cards caught on so rapidly that Goggin decided to increase the concept into a cabaret show called The Nunsense Story, which started for a 4 day run at Manhattan's Duplex and remained for 38 weeks, encouraging its creator to ascend it into a full-length theater production.
The show's astounding achievement prompted 5 sequels. The first, Nunsense (2) The Second Coming, takes place 6 weeks after the sisters have staged their first benefit. Now the appreciative nuns are presenting a show to thank all the people who encouraged them in their freshman outing, but chaos erupts when two Franciscans come to claim Sister Mary Amnesia who is the winner of the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes as one of their own, and the nuns find out a talent explorer is in the audience to see them support their stuff.