Movies ''Reversal of Fortune'' is a fascinating dramatization of the story of Claus Von Bulow, who was convicted then acquitted of attempting to murder his wife, the super wealthy Sunny Von Bulow. Glenn Close and Jeremy Irons, left, are Sunny and Claus Von Bulow, and Ron Silver is the Harvard-trained attorney who is asked to seek a new trial for Von Bulow. The film has more humor than you might expect, and the players are superb. Language. Rating: PG-13. ****
College opera is busy these days. Tonight at 8:15, Towso State University presents scenes from seven operas at the Fine Arts Concert Hall. The program is free. Tomorrow at 3 p.m., the University of Maryland Baltimore County presents Menotti's "The Old Maid and the Thief" at the Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets are $3 and $1 for seniors and students. Call 455-2942. And at 8:15 p.m. next Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Peabody Opera Theater presents Britten's "The Turn of the Screw" at Friedberg Concert Hall. Tickets are $15 and $7.50. One cast sings Thursday and Saturday, the other Friday. Call 659-8124.
A gripping production of the William Inge drama, "Natural Affection," is playing at the Spotlighters Theatre. Directed with sensitivity and insight by Richard Jackson, the story centers on the return of a delinquent teen-ager to his mother's home. His presence is a disrupting force in his selfish mother's life. Explosive theater with an excellent acting ensemble headed by Laura McFarland, right, and William Runnebaum. 8:30 p.m. 817 St. Paul St. Tickets: $7. 752-1225.