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Weekend planner — theater

“I wanted to be a priest. I remember being 10 or 11 years old, just walking down the street, talking to God. It was just the most natural thing in the world for me.”

So speaks Michael Mack, who didn’t grow up to be a priest but was molested by one while serving as an altar boy at a parish in North Carolina in the 1960s. Set for shows this weekend as part of the Ko Festival of Performance, Mack’s monologue e_SDLqConversations with my Molester: A Faith Journey” recounts the writer/actor’s 40-year-long struggle with the consequences of the encounter and his tortuous progress toward forgiveness and renewed faith.

Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. in Amherst College’s Holden Theater. $20 general; $16 students and seniors. 542-3750, kofest.com.

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