We saw Le Petit's opening performance of “Four Weddings and an Elvis” Wednesday night and enjoyed immensely the multiple peculiar ceremonies and the delicious homemade wedding cake served to the audience afterward.

The theater was full, and there were rumors of a possible sellout of the entire run.

Since seating reservations are mandatory, waste no time. Visit houmalittletheatre.com or call the box office at 876-4278. Performances include Tuesday night through the matinee next Sunday.

Set in Sandy’s Las Vegas Chapel of Love, four unlikely couples, played by Kate Eddleman and Michael Gros, Patti Loupe and James Stewart, Liz Folse and Doug Holloway, and a surprise final pair, tie the knot, ignoring gunfire, prison escapes and some rather “colorful” language. You will wonder whether aging George Beaudry can hold out for the entire run, why Sandy (Hope Theriot) advises couples against marrying at all and how Austin Bush, Delvin Foret and Terrance Bonvillian became involved.

Auditions, today! The next Le Petit production, the comedy/drama, “Wash, Dry, Fold,” was holding tryouts Sunday and Monday at 6 p.m. at the theater, corner of Main and Grinage streets, Houma. Parts are for three men, 40 and older, and three women in their 40s and 30s. Reggie Pontiff directs.

Just a bench: Henry Toepfer's project to get seating for the bus stop on La. 311 has the attention of local officials. Folks who visit South Central Louisiana Human Services Authority offices, across La. 311 from the Memorial Park, still have no place to sit. But as I predicted, Toepfer has not let the issue (nor anyone representing the area) rest.

His Thursday email, addressed to state and local authorities: “People are still standing and some are bringing their own chairs to wait for the bus. I just want to know if there is any movement on the 'just a bench' request.”

A quick response from the office of state Rep. Tanner Magee: “There was a misunderstanding and TPCG had NOT applied for a permit from the state. They have since applied and the permit is now being processed. The just a bench movement should be resolved soon. Stay tuned.”

Houma Chess Club: The scheduling confusion that had local fans of the game going to the wrong library last Monday appears to have been resolved. An attempt to move meetings to the more spacious Main Library failed, and according to organizer Harry Perkins, future chess club activities, including the Monday meeting, will be at Terrebonne's North branch library in Gray from 6-8:30 p.m. Prior to the tournament on Oct. 20, the club will choose a new president.

Beginner classes given by chess coach MrPawn (Perkins) from 1-2 p.m. Mondays are free. All adults and students are welcome. Information: 205-5319.

THS Homecoming! “Calling all Terrebonne High School Graduates of 1939, 1949, 1959, 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999 and 2009!” announces Josephine Caillouet. You are invited to a reception in the THS cafeteria and to “ walk the field” at the homecoming game on Friday. The reception begins at 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Tickets to the game, $3 for alumni and $6 for family members, can be purchased at the reception. Information: Cindy Callahan, 226-8468.

Byulimpicks? They're talking of adding a new event to Rougarou festivities in Houma next month. “Bayou Games” or “Bayou Olympics,” no official name had been chosen when I spoke to Jonathon “Rougarou” Foret last week. He hopes to recruit four-person teams, representing Terrebonne Parish “down the bayou” communities, as many as 10 in all, to compete in events involving bayou “skills” like cast-netting, oyster shucking, shrimp peeling, casting a lure into an open ice chest and more.

Each team would consist of two men and two women, recruited for their strengths in each of the events. There would be judging and prizes, but final rules and registration details will be published on the Rougarou website soon. Watch closely because advance registration with an early October deadline will be required.

Safety video: A contest inviting student-made videos promoting traffic safety, sponsored by the South Central Regional Safety Commission, is under way, with separate divisions for college students and teens 15 to 18. Prizes, too. Details at http:www.scpdc.org/traffic-safety-contest/.

Responding? Contact Bill Ellzey at 381-6256, ellzey@viscom.net, billellzey312@gmail.com or c/o The Courier, P.O. Box 2717, Houma, LA 70361.