Clark's Trading Post in Lincoln, N.H. is seeking a new actor to play the role of their popular Wolfman character. The park will hold open auditions in April for the full time position and original Wolfman Leon Noel will serve as a judge.
Photo by Clark's Trading Post/Facebook
LINCOLN, N.H., March 25 (UPI) -- A roadside tourist attraction in New Hampshire is seeking a disheveled looking man to play the role of their popular "Wolfman" character.
Clark's Trading Post in Lincoln posted a wanted ad to their Facebook page seeking men with wild facial hair and a flare for the dramatic to audition for the role of Wolfman for their upcoming season.
"On the exterior, Wolfman must be scruffy and unkempt," the flyer stated. "But he must be outgoing and good with people."
Chasing trains from the woodland territory and "acting crazy and getting paid for it" were also outlined as part of the job description for the popular character.
According to the Wolfman's lore, he chases trains to protect his "Unobtanium mine" and fears heights and water, which prevents him from bathing.
His role was created to add excitement to the train ride and entertain children, who are instructed to yell "SCRAM YOU OLD GOAT!" as he pursues the train.
Open auditions will be held for the position on April 9, and park owner Anne Clark Englert told the Boston Globe that anyone with the proper facial hair and a talent for acting would be considered for the role.
"We are looking for someone that has a bit of a theatrical background, or even if they haven't done acting before that they can be theatrical," she said. "It's important that they can stay in character."
The park's original Wolfman Leon Noel will also be present to judge applicants. He stressed the importance of nailing the Wolfman look as well as having a passion for entertaining children.
"You have to have the look. You can't be a babyface and can't shave. Maybe you could be bald-headed, but the hair is good," he said. "You have to have the appearance, and you have to have Wolfman persona."
The actor chosen for the position will work five days a week from Memorial Day Weekend through Columbus day and will be perform at least six times a day.