September 8, 2004: Headlines: COS - Bulgaria: Acting: Theatre: Atlanta Journal Constitution: Four nights a week, Bulgaria RPCV Anji Roe Wood plays the part of a maid in a long-running farce about Atlanta society.

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Four nights a week, Bulgaria RPCV Anji Roe Wood plays the part of a maid in a long-running farce about Atlanta society.

Four nights a week, Bulgaria RPCV Anji Roe Wood plays the part of a maid in a long-running farce about Atlanta society.

Four nights a week, Bulgaria RPCV Anji Roe Wood plays the part of a maid in a long-running farce about Atlanta society.

Role fulfills dream

Four nights a week, Anji Roe Wood plays the part of a maid in a long-running farce about Atlanta society. It's a dream come true for the east Cobb resident, who has wanted to be an actress since middle school.

After four months in the cast of "Peachtree Battle"at Ansley Park Playhouse, she feels like a regular in the show, which starts its third year today. Wood said her character plays a small but integral role and she's having fun with it. The maid's name is Martha, but everyone in the family calls her Mary.

"I'm the only one not in the family and the only one thinking they are a bit off," said Wood. "So the audience connects with me."

The dialogue revolves around an alcoholic grandmother, a cheating husband, an anorexic daughter, a gay son and the maid from the battered women's shelter.

Nothing is sacred in this tale of a wedding gone awry after a son from a prominent family decides to marry a Hooters girl.

"Suburban audiences don't always get the Buckhead jokes, but are intrigued by what their life is like," Wood said.

Wood, 28, is a Virginia native with a degree in broadcasting. She worked as a journalist before joining the Peace Corps and working with a theater in Bulgaria. She even made it into a few performances all in Bulgarian.

She is now a public relations manager for an Atlanta nonprofit.

"It's a smart comedy, and I am thrilled to be a part of it," Wood said. "It makes people laugh, but it also makes them think."

More information: Ansley Park Playhouse, 404-875-1193.





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