LEG

Zetta Rubina has felt certain for a long time that her lower left leg shouldn’t be there. As she looks into the options for the treatment of Body Integrity Identity Disorder, she must grapple with the ethics of the medical community, the fear and disgust of her mother, and the confusion and hurt of her husband. It becomes clearer and clearer that Zetta Rubina has no choice but to amputate herself, which she...
Zetta Rubina has felt certain for a long time that her lower left leg shouldn’t be there. As she looks into the options for the treatment of Body Integrity Identity Disorder, she must grapple with the ethics of the medical community, the fear and disgust of her mother, and the confusion and hurt of her husband. It becomes clearer and clearer that Zetta Rubina has no choice but to amputate herself, which she finally does with the help of her husband.
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LEG

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  • Ricardo Soltero-Brown:
    4 Oct. 2017
    Bold, heartbreaking, tragic. Pure drama. One of the best plays I've read on New Play Exchange. Certainly makes the list of cleanest, most unadulterated goals I've ever known a character to have. The desperation alone might make you cry. The dialogue, there are zingers and quips that'd make Ben Hecht lose his balance. This is a dizzying, delirious, bewildering drama. An important piece in the argument of freedom and choice, a cautionary tale about psychological disorders. This is a play to match anything by the Greeks. Stout is one brave playwright, a keen dramatist. Truly, this's important stuff right here.

Character Information

  • Zetta Rubina Hayes
    30's,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    not pronounced like the middle name of the actress, it's the other way. A chemical engineer at a company that designs adhesives for NASA. She sounds like she's always searching for the exact right word and she stumbles over all the other ones.
  • Mike Hayes
    30's,
    Any race / ethnicity
    ,
    Male
    Zetta's husband, a good honest guy, a plumber
  • Dr. Abigail Chen
    closer to 40,
    Asian
    ,
    Female
    a surgeon who specializes in amputations
  • Clark
    30's,
    Any race / ethnicity
    ,
    Male
    a guy Zetta meets in a bar
  • Barbara Lee
    50's/60's,
    Any race / ethnicity
    ,
    Female
    Zetta Rubina's mother, a big Texas lady, but not trashy

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    12 Peers Theatre
    ,
    2014
  • Reading
    ,
    Truffle Theatre Company
    ,
    2013
  • Reading
    ,
    (everything but) 3 New Plays
    ,
    2013

Awards

Finalist
,
Hope on Stage
,
Hope and Optimism
,
2016
Semi-Finalist
,
Princess Grace Awards Playwriting Fellowship
,
Princess Grace Awards
,
2015
Semi-Finalist
,
Summer Salon
,
March Forth Productions
,
2014
Semi-Finalist
,
Cherry Lane Theatre Mentor Project
,
Cherry Lane Theatre
,
2013