As an artist, David Keith Best has performed professionally with the New Harmony Theatre in Indiana, Music Theatre of Louisville, Jekyll Island Musical Theatre, Unto These Hills in Cherokee, NC, and many other organizations.

Since moving to Florence, SC, he has maintained a strong artistic presence in local community theatre, most recently performing in Doubt and directing Barefoot in the Park for the Florence Little Theatre.

He also directs and appears in university productions. His recent productions include of Blues for an Alabama Sky and The Fantasticks.

As a playwright, he has had works produced in New York City and was a finalist in the 1998 Trustus Theatre Playwriting Competition. In 2016, he co-wrote and co-produced Bestill: The Musical with Dr. Brandon Goff, Associate Professor of Music Industry.

‘Barefoot in the Park’ ready to run at Florence Little Theatre

Audiences have a chance to see a classic comedy this week at the Florence Little Theatre. “Barefoot in the Park,” originally on Broadway in 1963, is the tale of newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter beginning their life together in New York City. “It’s about their attempt to navigate the beginning of married life: a new apartment, new neighbors and family all together,” says the show’s director, Keith Best. Read full article.

Weighty subject matters abound in Florence Little Theatre’s latest play

Francis Marion University will award honorary degrees to a former U.S. Ambassador, a local dentist and health care advocate, and a distinguished faculty chair during fall commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5, in the Smith University Center gymnasium. To err is human but what happens when our beliefs are wrong and become destructive? And how can we ever really be sure about what we believe? Those issues, and others, will lead the audience on a journey of questioning when “Doubt, A Parable” comes Friday to the stage of the Florence Little Theatre. Read full article.