Rated 3.0

Aditya Putcha’s first full-length theater piece is an earnest attempt to explore the world of dating, the dynamics of relationships and the treatment of women as sex objects, among other issues. Maybe he attempts too much. The five-person cast is as earnest as the script, with Nick McCollum most convincing as the sexist Brendan and Brenden Garcia most likable as the socially awkward Adam. Thu 8pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 8pm. Through 11/17; $17-$20; EMH Productions at the Ooley Theatre, 2007 28th St.; (916) 214-6255;