Watch Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch’s Two-Woman Show From 15 Years Ago

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July 24 2014 11:26 AM

Watch Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch’s Two-Woman Show From 15 Years Ago

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NEW YORK - MAY 1: SNL cast members/actors Rachel Dratch (L) and Tina Fey arrive to the opening night of 'Glengarry Glen Ross' at the Royale Theater May 1, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images)

Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images

In 1999, Rachel Dratch and Tina Fey were on the cusp of stardom. The former was hired as a Saturday Night Live cast member, while the latter served as a writer for the show. That same year, the two friends created a two-woman show, Dratch & Fey, which ran at both Chicago’s Second City and at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City. One of their critically acclaimed performances has just made its way online.

The show is a fast-paced tour-de-force in which Dratch becomes Edwina Garth Burnham, woman’s rights pioneer, while Fey takes the role of a modern woman exploring her sexuality. And for fans of the comedians, it’s a treat to witness them in their element before they hit it big.

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Aisha Harris is a Slate staff writer.

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