Gabe Fremuth (Mad Hatter) works on both sides of stage and screen. After appearing in a few small TV roles, he later helped to develop and stage several youth and high school theatre productions in Pennsylvania and Maryland. In 2010, he earned his degree in film production from Emerson College. His thesis short film was exhibited in festivals across the nation, and led him to another passion, writing comic books. He published his first comic story in 2016. Gabe is proud to be a part of this production, his first stage work in several years. Gabe works with a team in Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education to produce training and development materials for early childhood education.
Quick 3 with Gabe:
1) Which is your favorite character to portray and why?
Hatter -- how could he not be? The tea party is such a fun scene to play within!
2) What is your favorite scene or line from the play and why?
I've always loved the implication of the Red King scene, that we are all part of a dream...and what will happen to us when the King wakes? But I think my favorite is the exchange between Alice and the Cheshire Cat:
Alice: "But I don't want to go among mad people!"
Cheshire Cat: "Oh, you can't help that. We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad..."
Alice: "How do you know I'm mad?"
Cheshire Cat: "You must be, or you wouldn't have come here."
3) What is the most challenging portion of this play?
It's toughest to characterize the nonsensical "ensemble" characters, the animals and croquet balls and all that. You have to distinguish what or who you are in a very brief space.