Event details

  • Monday | June 6, 2022
  • 10:30 am


ADULT EDUCATION: CLICK TO JOIN! Mondays | 10:30 am Meeting ID: 863 810 961

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Neill Hartley is Joshua Lionel Cowen in this exciting and magical one–man show about the founding and history of one of the greatest toy companies ever created! A fully staged presentation that will entertain and educate audiences of all ages. See young Joshua Lionel Cowen as he begins building “electrical novelties.”  Then follow his climb to the top of the toy industry, as he creates Lionel Toy Trains, one of the most beloved and successful toy companies of all time. Experience the magic of toy trains and the timeless pleasure of model railroading.  Learn about Joshua Lionel Cowen’s incredible skill at marketing with indelible images that have helped sell more than 50 million train sets and more than 300 miles of track each year!

Lionel Toy Trains are truly the Standard of the World.” ~ Joshua Lionel Cowen

Neill Hartley is professional actor who tours with a series of one-man shows, has performed with many local and regional theaters and is on the theater faculty of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Neill Hartley is professional actor, director and educator. As an actor, he has appeared in many regional productions including Working, Sweeney Todd and Company at the Arden Theatre, God’s Country and Aunt Dan and Lemon with InterAct Theatre, Measure for Measure, Twelfth Night, and Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival and Batboy, The Musical for 1812 Productions, which won a Philadelphia Barrymore award for best ensemble.  He also tours with several self-produced one-man shows. Neill has been a national spokesperson on QVC for several years, and has appeared in regional and national commercials for PA Lottery, PA Tourism, Auto Lenders, Benari Jewelers and  He works regularly in industrial and voice over projects, and has principal roles in feature films The Sixth Sense, No Boundaries and in seasons two, three and four of the series House of CardsNeill is also the artistic director of Acting Without Boundaries, a theater company for young adults with physical disabilities. In addition to AWB, he has directed for University of the Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Arcadia University, LaSalle University, Ursinus College, Luna Theater, Isis Productions, and New City Stage Company. Most recently he has directed Anything Goes for AWB and Night Mother for Isis Productions. Neill is an assistant professor of voice and speech at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and he holds an MFA in Acting from Temple University.