Zombies are manifestations of our real-life fears: disease, death and the end of the world. Those fears take center stage in "Zombies 'R' Us," presented by the Denver theater and literature troupe Stories on Stage. The evening includes poetry, short stories and flash fiction, all featuring the undead. The performance is Friday night at Buntport Theatre in Denver. Get a preview below from Denver actors performing zombie-inspired lit.

Denver actress Jessica Robblee performs at a Stories on Stage event.

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Audio: Jessica Robblee performs "Becca at the End of the World" by Shira Lipkin

Denver actor John Jurcheck performs at a Stories on Stage event.

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Audio: John Jurcheck performs "The Day the Saucers Came" by Neil Gaiman