The Haunted Robe

The Haunted Robe

A Broadway Musical


John Presco and Peter Shapiro

Copyright 2022


In August of 2021, my longtime friend, Peter Shapiro, and I began brainstorming ideas on how we can get our dear friend Christine Wandel’s roof fixed. We are both in our seventies. I suggested we do a Bohemian skit, that could be a Netflix series – or a musical hit on Broadway. I wrote Peter one of my new songs. Exchanging thousands of text words, we were going gangbuster, when Christine threw a monkey wrench into the works;

“Ruben Blades is Julie’s father!”

I was now doing a four plate on a stick balancing act. I had egos to contend with, including my own. Everyone vies for a starring role – accept Peter and me. Finally, Peter wrote me into the scrip, and himself. I knew then we had a hit on our hands.

I play rabbi Gregory MacChill a defrocked Cantor who started a Rap Band called AZZHOLE ZONE. After being hijacked by a jet full of Evangelical Anti-maskers, and flown to Jerusalem against his will, he has an epiphany on the jet for home. Sitting next to him is Christime;’s grandson a divinty student who asks if the Jews solved the riddle of the robe,

“Rabbis dont read the New Testement.”

But, taking a quick peek, Gregory gets hooked on the riddle as to why they threw dice for Jesus’ Robe. After exorcising the Three Demon’s in Christine Village apartment, it comes to him….

“Why didn’t Elijah kill the priests of the Asherah Poles as God bid him? Did this result in the delay of the Coming Kingdom of God? Did Asherah Priests gamble for The Robe, so the Roman soldiers would not own it? Was Jesus descended from the Asherah priesthood?”

MacChill identifies two of the ghosts in Wandel’s bathroom as Carrie Fisher, and, Victor Mature. There is another, a omnipresent voice, a haunting deep throat, that assures Gregory there is a Hollywood Heaven for Actors, Screenwriters – and their Muses!

God gave me Armstrong’s Radio Church that was broadcast at KORE. I own a special copyright owned by ministers in order to protect their sermons. MacChill is the back-story, the phantom moving in the shadows, driven by unseen powers. For many years, Gregory had pondered over the cloak Elijah tucked in his belt. He concluded it was – not his cloak! Then, there is that small cloud coming out of the sea that was…..the size of a hand? Makes no sense. Did a hand come out of that cloud? Was it holding something?

You will find my video about The Haunted Robe on my youtube page.

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

John Presco – YouTube

16 So Obadiah went to Ahab and told him where Elijah was. Then Ahab went to meet Elijah.

17 When he saw Elijah, he asked, “Is it you—the biggest troublemaker in Israel?”

18 Elijah answered, “I have not made trouble in Israel. You and your father’s family have made all this trouble by not obeying the Lord’s commands. You have gone after the Baals. 19 Now tell all Israel to meet me at Mount Carmel. Also bring the four hundred fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets of Asherah, who eat at Jezebel’s table.”

And he said to his servant, “Go up now, look toward the sea.” And he went up and looked and said, “There is nothing.” And he said, “Go again,” seven times. 44 And at the seventh time he said, “Behold, a little cloud like a man’s hand is rising from the sea.” And he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot and go down, lest the rain stop you.’” 45 And in a little while the heavens grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode and went to Jezreel. 46 And the hand of the Lord was on Elijah, and he gathered up his garment and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.

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