I spent this last week in Pune, rehearsing with the cast at KCT. We had more fittings and used the masks in rehearsal to discover any potential difficulties in comfort and sightlines.
In the second act, there is a large dance featuring all sorts of animals, in a variety of masks styles that cover different amounts of the actors’ faces.
We also were finally able to try the full masks of the serpent Ska. There are some special tricks that these masks have to accomplish in the play, including the removal of three of the heads.