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> There does not seem a function to “de-objectify” a value, nor does there
> seem to be a way to dynamically execute a generated statement.
Not sure what you mean with the last part of this sentence, but as
i've understood it.. you want to load lua strings and execute them?

Lua 5.1.3  Copyright (C) 1994-2008, PUC-Rio
> func = loadstring("print('dynamically generated code!'); function newfunc(param) print(param) end")
> newfunc(5)
stdin:1: attempt to call global 'newfunc' (a nil value)
stack traceback:
        stdin:1: in main chunk
        [C]: ?
> func()
dynamically generated code!
> newfunc(5)