THEATERDelightful obsessionsJohn Patrick Shanley's earthy...

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December 14, 1991|By Winifred Walsh MOVIES 'Scout' has merit

THEATER

Delightful obsessions

John Patrick Shanley's earthy, entertaining comedy, "Italian American Reconciliation," is the current show at the Fell's Point Corner Theatre. The author of "Moonstruck" sets his play in New York's Little Italy and tells the story of a distraught young man obsessed with his nasty-tempered ex-wife. Directed by Steve Goldklang, the play features good performances by Tony Colavito as the crazed lover, Mark E. Campion as his woman-fearing friend and Audrey Cimino as wise Aunt May. 251 S. Ann St. 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $8/$7. Call (410) 276-7837.

Bruce Willis watchers will be keeping both eyes on "The Last Boy Scout," Willis' most recent film. He's had a string of losers, and some suspected "Boy Scout" would be another one. Well, it isn't. Most of the time it plays fast and funny. It's also very violent. Willis plays a seedy detective looking for the murderers of a young woman. Daman Wayans is the former football player who follows him as he does the job. Violence, language, nudity, sex. Rating: R. ***

Lou Cedrone This time of year, when music fans talk about "sounds of the season," what they mean is "Christmas carols." But if you'd like to hear some music that takes a more literal approach to celebrating the season, drop by Goucher College's Kraushaar Auditorium tonight for Helicon's sixth annual Winter Solstice concert. In addition to Helicon, undoubtedly Baltimore's most engagingly eclectic folk group, the concert will include a performance by three alumni of the Paul Winter Consort: cellist Eugene Friesen, percussionist Glen Velez and pianist Paul Halley. Tickets are $14 ($16 at the door), and show time is 8 p.m. Call (410) 243-7254 for details.

J.D. Considine

VIDEO

Good clean fun

"Soapdish" did reasonably well on the big screen, but not as well as it should have. Soap opera is the target in this comedy. The film's aim is broad and merciless, and it's frequently on the mark. Sally Field is the soap star whose life parallels life on the small screen. Whoopi Goldberg and Kevin Kline are also in the cast. Language. Rating: PG-13. ***

Lou cedrone Aimez-vous Brahms? If you do, Friedberg Hall at the Peabody Conservatory is the place to be tonight at 8:15 when pianist Marian Hahn, conductor Teri Murai and the Peabody Concert Orchestra tackle the composer's Concerto in D Minor. This is a piece that Hahn, whose Mozart playing much impressed a few seasons back, has been performing since her student days almost 20 years ago, and it is said to be particularly close to her heart. The rest of the fine program consists of Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 and Hindemith's "Symphonic Metamorphosis." Tickets are $10. Call (410) 659-8124.

Stephen Wigler

TELEVISION

A Christmas confection

Hume Cronyn fans are in for a treat this weekend when CBS presents "Christmas on Division Street," a made-for-TV movie airing at 9 tomorrow night on WBAL-TV (Channel 11). Cronyn plays a street person who strikes up a Christmastime friendship with a preppy teen-ager (played by Fred Savage of "The Wonder Years"). The screenplay is by Barry Morrow, who won an Oscar for "Rain Man."

David Zurawik

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