Theater Play Advertisement Portrays Jesus as King of Lies and Meaninglessness

Country: Germany

Date of incident: November 30, 2011

"Die Präsidentinnen" - "The female presidents" is a theater play by Werner Schwab, first shown in Vienna. In November 2011 it was restaged in Cologne. It is a play about the "lies of life", disappointed hopes and meaninglessness. The advertizement poster of the restaged performance shows a crucifix hanging on a toilet. For Christians, this implies that Jesus Christ was the king of lies and ought to be flushed down the toilet in the cleansing process. This is offensive and hurtful to Christians.

The play itself is critical of and satirical to the Christian faith in a manner, Christians are used to cope with. Advertizement poster and further information: