Survivor of clergy sexual abuse presents his play at Framingham State

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Cambridge poet and playwright Michael Mack was an 11-year-old altar boy in 1968 when his favorite Catholic priest invited him to the rectory to make a costume for a church play.

The sexual abuse he suffered that day haunted him for decades, ultimately leading to the autobiographical play “Conversations With My Molester: A Journey of Faith,” which he will perform free on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Framingham State University Dwight Performing Arts Center.

In other news, Westborough native and cancer survivor Dave McGrath will lead his third annual Skating for Hope fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge-Worcester beginning at 5 p.m. on Sept. 20 at the College of the Holy Cross Hart Center. More information is available at

Nancy Moorhouse of Natick, an outreach coordinator for the MetroWest region of ReServe Greater Boston, will host a free First Impressions meeting for ages 55 and older seeking meaningful post-retirement positions on Oct. 2, 1:30 to 3 p.m., in Framingham. To learn the location and register, visit

Arlington resident Matt Jenson and his Liquid Revolution band will perform at the 13th annual Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival on Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. at 600 Columbus Ave. in Boston’s South End.

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