Please check out the following sentences.
(1) To save face and make the show go on smoothly, I pretended as if nothing had happened.
(2) Finally, the drama was completely and successfully presented.
(3) The audience gave us a round of applause
Drama is used more often to refer to the study of theater or to the literary form than to the plays themselves. There's also a specific type of plays called drama.
I pretended that nothing happened.
I acted as if nothing happened.