Act 1 Scene 2- Ray's "I Want" song...Ray arrives in India to become a Red Cross medic. He is inspired that India holds a great destiny for him. Can his dream survive the reality of the jungle war in Burma?
Act 1 Scene 3- The war is over, but Ray can't bring himself to return home after the horrors he has experienced. Down and out on the streets of Calutta, Ray enters a dive bar in search of free drinks.
Act 1 Scene 4- In a village outside Calcutta, Ray meets Doctor Thakur, who introduces him to the humanitarian work that he and his helpers are doing.
Act 1 Scene 5- Julia receives a letter from India letting her know that Ray has quit the Red Cross and has disappeared.
Act One Scene 6- A drunk Ray Hauserman relives his glory days as a high school football star to an audience of Indians who have never even seen a football before.
Act 1 Scene 8- Sung by Thakur (the Indian doctor and spiritual guide) to end Act One. He hopes to inspire Ray to find a path back to purpose and self worth thru loving service to the poor and helpless of 1946 Calcutta.
Act Two Scene 1: There is joyous baby naming ceremony (namakaran) in the jungle town. Despite the tensions of the impending riots, there is still time for a celebration of life as an abandoned child gets recognized for the miracle that she is.
Act Two Scene 2: Julia and Shefali have a choice to make. Julia if she should stay in India with Ray; Shefali if she should adopt an abandoned baby.
Act Two Scene 4: Thakur narrates, and the villagers recreate, the story of his life as a homeless medical student living in a train station in Calcutta. It was there that Thakur found his life's work and purpose.
Act Two Scene 6: Boro-ma (Thakur's wife) shares with Julia and Shefali the story of her struggle to find unconditional love within the confines of traditional Indian arranged marriages.
Act Two Scene Eight: Ray confesses to Julia about the guilt that has been torturing him since the war.
Act Two Scene 10: Julia leaves Ray behind in India. Her victory is to do it with love and not bitterness.