Lion in Winter

“Then there’s Leigh Strimbeck as the queen. Her Eleanor is a middle-age seductress who shows us how she got Henry in the first place and also how she lost him. Eleanor is the key to all that matters to these other characters and Strimbeck blatantly uses subtlety to expose her motives and her reason. It is a performance to cherish“

— J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Eagle

Much Ado About Nothing

“The…action built to an emotional peak lead by Leigh Strimbeck as Leonata. She was a silent force early on, until she cracked the show wide open…Strimbeck’s performance defined the show for me.”

— Aileen Burke, Nippertown review of Much Ado About Nothing July 20, 2022


“One of the most emotionally affecting scenes of the recent theatrical season can be found on the stage of the Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill, New York. In ‘Lewiston’, actors Leigh Strimbeck and Daniel Hall Kuhn bring such heartbreaking depth to Samuel D. Hunter’s complex characters that one can only wish this scene will never end …”

— Barbara Waldinger, Berkshire on Stage

“Leigh Strimbeck is radiant under the summer sun…with fire in her eyes as she frets over her future. You can see doors to her heart opening in the presence of her grandchild…From her first bickering, spit out syllables and sentence fragments with Connor to her dawning realization of who the customer is to the final tableau, I was transfixed by this woman’s soul.”

— Patrick White, Nippertown


Soon appearing as Alice in LEWISTON by Samuel D. Hunter at the
Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill October 7-17, 2021
Audiences Vaxxed + Masked
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The Queen of Fenway Court: Isabella Stewart Gardner

Thursday, August 6th – Sunday, August 9th, 2020
The Queen of Fenway Court: Isabella Stewart Gardner
Written and Performed by Leigh Strimbeck
Directed by Josh Briggs | Original music by Jan Jurchak

“Strimbeck is on camera in this “Theatre on Film” production during the entire 56 minutes, and neither the camera nor the audience can get enough of her…Strimbeck channels Isabella and all her inconsistencies, quirkiness and charm. She wears both halo and crown and, in the blink of an eye, shifts from steely and unwavering to coquettish and fun-loving and back again to shrewd and fearless…all this makes for great storytelling and enchanting theater.”

LIVING OUT LOUD: Gloucester Stage Unmasks Isabella Stewart Gardner in a Tour-de-Force Production written by Shelley A. Sackett