St Jude’s Players have lost another member of our Player’s Family:
Jo Duldig (nee Barber) 3/12/53 -19/11/20
Peter recalled to us yesterday that Jo and he met in Grundy Hall, St Jude’s while painting the sign for the upcoming production of ‘The Belle of Ballarat’.
Jo had been walking through the St Jude’s Cemetery and walked into the hall and asked if she could help. We of course welcomed her with open arms. Peter noticed that she was upset and found out that her engagement had broken up a few days before.
They talked for hours and went off to have a drink at the Hotel Brighton, that was 47 years ago, and they have been inseparable ever since.
Jo and Peter married a year later to the day at Woodlands CEGGS. They both acted, worked backstage and front of house for many years at St Jude’s Players. Appearing in a number of plays such as: ‘The Belle of Ballarat’, ‘Bang Bang Beirut’, ‘The Comedian’ and various seasons of ‘One Act Plays’.
The fond memories of many an after show party back at their home at Hallett Cove which they hosted were always the best.
They were blessed with two children, Philip (37) who works and lives in Manhattan, and Alicia (33) who is studying for her business Degree.
In the early 80’s they moved to Lameroo and became members of the ‘Border Musical Society’. One their return to Adelaide they worked on several productions for the ‘Galleon Theatre Company’, and of coursed return to St Jude’s Players working front of house.
Jo was always one of our best program sellers.
Jo unfortunately became ill three years ago, but always had a positive attitude and always celebrated every day she had with family and friends.
In March 2019, Jo, Alicia and Peter were fortunate to be extras in the making of the world release film ‘Never Too Late’. It was great fun to be involved in. Isabella Norton was also an extra in the film and the fond memories of those days on set giving them precious time together.
She died peacefully at home on Thursday November 19th surrounded by love in the presence of her family. Jo will be buried in the family grave at St Jude’s Cemetery- she is coming home.
Vale Jo Duldig
2021 – A YEAR FULL OF
FUN DRAMA & SUSPENSE
April/May 22nd—24th then 29th—1st
July 22nd—24th then 29th —31st
November 11th—13th then 18th—20th
Who Are St Jude’s Players?
St Jude’s Players Inc is a community theatre group consisting of volunteers operating out of a church hall in Brighton, a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. Although the Players are loosely affiliated with, and the group was formed by, members of St Jude’s, today membership is open to everyone who has an interest in quality community theatre.
The Players usually put on three full-length productions a year, and they can include comedies, dramas and musicals. Although the hall is not large (it seats about 180 people), on occasions we can raise the roof! Naturally, occasions for eating and drinking figure prominently throughout the year.