SAVE ME A PLACE AT FOREST LAWN is a small but perceptive slice of the lives of two old women, Clara and Gertrude, as they lunch at a cafeteria and face the uncertain interval of life still remaining. Tired, lonely, and weary of it all, they meet daily to discuss their grandchildren, to recall their early life, and to contemplate death, which lurks outside the cafeteria. Yet theirs is a resignation touched with wisdom and humor. When one of the ladies reveals that she had an affair with the other's husband many years before, her friend concedes very casually that she had known about it all along. At the time she had concluded that no great harm would come of it and, besides, it seemed better to protect the friendship which might, in later years, relieve their final, mutual loneliness.
Successfully produced Off-Broadway. Concerned with two elderly and lonely widows for whom there is little left except each other and the final repose of "Forest Lawn." "SAVE ME A PLACE AT FOREST LAWN is a small but perceptive slice of the lives of two old women, as they lunch at a cafeteria and face the uncertain interval of life still remaining. Miss Yerby has an ear for dialogue that is both true and good…the women have a real and an appealing dimension. Miss Yerby also appreciates the dignity of the human condition, and manages to avoid the grossly sentimental, even as the women blunder on, quite touchingly, with their somewhat simple ideas about life after death." —NY Times. "It is written simply, touchingly and with considerable humor." —NY Post.