I read On Linden Sq. at the closing story hour for Theater in the Open at Maudslay State Park in Newburyport MA and did we have fun! Two young volunteers decided they wanted to take on the entire acting project. They wore every costume, every wig, every silly prop I brought.
The audience, a bunch of seasoned thespians, joined in the dramatic reading -- adding the sound effects of streetlights coming on, snow falling (a very quiet sound) and wind whipping.
I'm afraid future readings may pale in comparison.