Author Robert Forte and a team of actors read a few scenes to people at Harbourside.
The Harbourside ballroom of the Longboat Key Club was filled with yellow dresses as people came out to meet Robert Forte, the author of "The Woman in the Yellow Dress."
The story, which Forte published as a book in 2016 from his original movie script, is now in production as a motion picture.
The book focuses on Patrick Miles Atwater, a private investigator in Los Angeles. Rachel Stone Barbieri, the titular woman in the yellow dress, says she needs his help. Patrick helps the woman and takes her case, which involves investigating an affair. Mayhem ensues, and Atwater has to find his way out of the mess the women in the yellow dress gets him involved in.
There were actors in the ballroom on Feb. 7 who read a few scenes out loud. Kathryn Parks played Rachel Stone Barbieri, Harry Lipstein played Patrick Atwater, Landyn Park played Betty and Will Luera played Agent Edwards.
People who hadn't worn yellow were invited to try on yellow dresses which were cut open to allow easy access for a quick picture with Forte.