church, is a bona fide institution." - The New York Times
Nunsense begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken
discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned
52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters
decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they
take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade
production of “Grease.” Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former
circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun
from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe
ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her
memory when a crucifix fell on her head. Featuring star turns,tap and ballet dancing,
an audience quiz, and comic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon.
With more than 5000 productions worldwide, it has been translated into 21 languages.