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A POWERFUL SHOW
Growing up in the e_SSRq60s, Michael Mack dreamed about becoming a Catholic priest — a dream that ended when he was molested by one in his local church. Now Mack has turned the experience into an acclaimed one-man play, “Conversations with my Molester: A Journey of Faith,” that examines pain, sexuality, spirituality and forgiveness. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m. Ko Festival of Performance, Amherst College. kofest.com.
ANOTHER GOOD BET
An exhibit by Northampton painter Genevieve Burnett, who spent time in the former Northampton State Hospital, offers a unique glimpse into a world rarely heard from and challenges stereotypes about life with mental illness. At Historic Northampton through Aug. 2.